In 19th century Bombay,Captain Jim Agnihotri channels his idolSherlock Holmesin Nev MarchΓÇÖs Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning debut. In 1892Bombay is the center of British India. NearbyCaptain Jim Agnihotri lies in Poona military hospital recovering from a skirmish on the wild northern frontierwith little to do but re-read the tales of his idolSherlock Holmesand browse the daily papers. The case that catches Captain Jim’s attention is being called the crime of the century: Two women fell from the busy universityΓÇÖs clock tower in broad daylight. Moved by Adithe widower of one of the victims ΓÇö his certainty that his wife and sister did not commit suicide ΓÇö Captain Jim approaches the Parsee family and is hired to investigate what happened that terrible afternoon. But in a land of divided loyaltiesasking questions is dangerous. Captain Jim’s investigation disturbs the shadows that seem to follow the Framji family and triggers an ominous chain of events. And when lively Lady Diana Framji joins the hunt for her sistersΓÇÖ attackersCaptain JimΓÇÖs heart isnΓÇÖt safeeither. Based on a true storyand set against the vibrant backdrop of colonial IndiaNev March’s Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning lyrical debutMurder in Old Bombaybrings this tumultuous historical age to life.
Murder in Old Bombay
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