Murder in Old Bombay
MWA Award for best first crime fiction;
Audiofile winner; Audie award finalist 2022;
Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Hammett Award finalist 2021.
Captain Jim Agnihotri channels his idol, Sherlock Holmes, in Nev March’s Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning debut.
Based on real events In 19th century Bombay.
Captain Jim is recovering from wounds received in a skirmish on the northern frontier. His long, dull months in hospital are relieved only by newspapers, and rereading tales of that new pulp sensation, Sherlock Holmes.
The Bombay papers are following the deaths of two young ladies who plunged from its tallest clock tower. Did they jump? Or were they pushed?
Young widower Adi insists that his wife and sister did not commit suicide; Captain Jim is hired to investigate.
In a land of divided loyalties, asking questions is dangerous;
Captain Jim’s investigation stirs the shadows that haunt this family of well-to-do Parsee merchants. And when lively Lady Diana Framji joins the hunt for her sisters’ attackers, Captain Jim’s heart isn’t safe, either.
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Peril at the Exposition
Captain Jim Agnihotri and his new bride, Diana Framji, return in Nev March's much-awaited sequel.
1893: Newlyweds Captain Jim Agnihotri and Diana Framji are settling into their new home in Boston, Massachusetts, having fled the strict social rules of British-ruled Bombay. But theirs is no ordinary marriage: Jim, now a detective at the Dupree Agency, is teaching Diana the art of deduction he’s learned from his idol, Sherlock Holmes.
Everyone is talking about the incredible World's Fair in Chicago. Jim's being sent there to investigate the murder of a security guard. As he probes the underbelly of Chicago’s docks, warehouses, and taverns, he discovers deep social unrest and deadly ambitions.
When Jim goes missing, young Diana ventures to Chicago's treacherous streets to learn what happened, and prevent disaster. Yes, another exciting adventure is at hand for Lady Diana and Captain Jim.
Award-winning author Nev March mesmerized readers with her debut novel, Murder in Old Bombay. Now, in Peril at the Exposition, she wields her craft against a glittering backdrop of the Gilded Age with spectacular results.
The Spanish Diplomat's Secret
Captain Jim and Lady Diana encounter a locked room puzzle aboard their ocean liner
In The Spanish Diplomat's Secret, award-winning author Nev March explores the vivid nineteenth-century world of the transatlantic voyage, one passenger’s secret at a time.
Captain Jim Agnihotri and his wife Lady Diana Framji are embarking to England in the summer of 1894. Jim is hopeful the cruise will help Diana open up to him. Something is troubling her, and Jim is concerned.
On their first evening, Jim meets an intriguing Spaniard, a fellow soldier with whom he finds an instant kinship.
But within twenty-four hours, Don Juan Nepomuceno is murdered, his body discovered shortly after he asks rather urgently to see Jim.
When the captain discovers that Jim is an investigator, he pleads with Jim to find the killer before they dock in Liverpool in six days, or there could be international consequences. Aboard the beleaguered luxury liner are a thousand suspects, but no witnesses to the locked-cabin crime. Alas, Jim’s doubled over, seasick. However he knows Diana can navigate the high society world of the ship's first-class passengers in ways he cannot.
Together, using the tricks gleaned from their favorite fictional sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, Jim and Diana must learn why one man’s life came to a murderous end.
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Praise for Peril at the Exposition
- “A flashy vintage romp with a spirited heroine and nonstop surprises.” — Kirkus Reviews on Peril at the Exposition
- “Fans of Rhys Bowen’s Molly Murphy series will find plenty to like.” —Publishers Weekly on Peril at the Exposition
- “The mystery is strong, and it’s supported by plenty of intriguing historical detail.” —Booklist on Peril at the Exposition