Nev March 
Historical Mysteries

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Nominated for a Macavity Award

Posted on June 4, 2021 at 12:10 AM
This was a delightful surprise! Thank you Mystery Readers International!


To be nominated for a national award is a huge honor. This year readers have welcomed Murder in Old Bombay with nominations for An Edgar, The Barry, The Anthony, The Hammett Award and now the Macavity award. And what marvelous books to be nominated with!

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Yay! An Edgar Nomination for Murder in Old Bombay

Posted on January 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Folks, it is not often I'm speechless. Okay, if you ask my family they will give you dubious looks. Speechless, mom?

But yes, this one took  my breath away. Murder in Old Bombay was nominated for an Edgar Award under the category of Best First Novel by an American Author.

I'm honored to be in the company of: Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen (Simon &a...

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The New York TIMES likes Murder in Old Bombay!

Posted on December 25, 2020 at 5:45 PM

OMG. YEs, this is indeed an OMG moment.

My friend Jay sent this in the morning, but I was prepping my roast chicken for dinner and didn't see it until just now!

The NY Times likes Murder in Old Bombay. Yes, THE NEW YORK TIMES! Oh what a marvelous Xmas Present :)


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My award winning Historical Mystery is published! On sale Nov 10 here (link)

Posted on November 10, 2020 at 11:55 AM

At last! Murder in Old Bombay has just been published by Minotaur Books. What’s it about? Read on!

In 1892 colonial India, 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 s...

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My book is an Amazon Editor's Pick!

Posted on November 9, 2020 at 10:25 AM

 Just learned Murder in Old Bombay is an Amazon Editor's Pick for November!


#award #MWA #publishingindustry #historicalfiction #novel #greatread #books #author #writing #reading #writer #murderinoldbombay #nevmarch #indian #cultures #mystery #excitingnews

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Enjoy my brief book trailer for Murder in Old Bombay!

Posted on October 31, 2020 at 4:25 PM

Coming Nov 10, my MWA-award winning historical mystery is an action-adventure set in Colonial India. Pre-order at

It's been exhausting. You have much to do. But the inner person also needs a little rest, a little fun, some thoughtful moments, a window into an exciting time and some joy.

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My mystery novel Murder in Old Bombay won MWA's award!

Posted on October 13, 2020 at 6:50 PM

Each year Mystery Writers of America and Minotaur books invites unpublished writers to submit their manuscripts for the First Crime Novel Award. This prize is not awarded each year. It’s deferred until both the panel of MWA judges (published mystery writers themselves) and Minotaur’s experienced editors are satisfied they’ve found a new talent.



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My Interview with Shelley Irwin for NPR

Posted on October 1, 2020 at 1:45 PM

At eight o’clock in the morning I pick up the phone to hear a smiling voice ask, “Is this Nev?” Yes, yes it is, it’s my pen-name, and I’ve started to feel comfortable in the new skin I’ve created, my new role of writer and author. Shelley Irwin of WGVU is a charming professional who gets the job done so comfortably that all my jitters melt away. I’m in competent h...

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On the Joys of Writing

Posted on September 24, 2020 at 11:55 AM

When I write a good chapter, I’m filled with emotion that blows through me like walking outside after a hurricane. That sense of achievement comes from knowing that something fine now exists that did not exist before. The rush of feeling is difficult to express- -and this is before a single person has set eyes on the piece!

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Mystery Tribune: Unknown Man #89 By Elmore Leonard Is Detective Fiction That Plumbs The Soul

Posted on September 23, 2020 at 7:15 PM

My article in Mystery Tribune talks about what makes a good detective book, using principles derived from Raymond Chandler's famous essay, THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER which demonstrates that mystery fiction are a form of art, and not an easy medium either!

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Sneak peek in BookBuzz

Posted on August 29, 2020 at 1:25 PM

Honoured to have my debut historical mystery novel, Murder in Old Bombay, featured in @MacmillanLib

Book Buzz Mystery/Thriller category! Listen in around the 7-minute mark for a sneak-peak of the book’s synopsis.

Link to Book Buzz:

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OMG I'm a writer!

Posted on August 26, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Although I caught an editor’s attention in 2006, my work life and family commitments did not afford the time needed to revise my book as she proposed. And if I’m honest, I didn’t have the writing craft knowledge to pull it off then. So I set it all aside to focus on my analytics job. After all, we...

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