Arriving in November 2020 from John Joseph Adams Books, The Conductors is a historical fantasy following a pair of former Underground Railroad Conductors who use their wits and magic to solve murders.
As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Hetty Rhodes helped usher dozens of people North with her wits and magical talent. Now that the Civil War is over, Hetty and her husband Benjy have settled in Philadelphia, solving murders and mysteries that the White authorities won’t touch. When they find one of their friends slain in an alley, Hetty and Benjy set off to find answers about his death. But the secrets and intricate lies of the elites of Black Philadelphia only serve to dredge up more questions. Hetty and Benjy will have to face the ugly truths all around them, including the ones about each other…..