Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March audiobook

Murder in Old Bombay: A Mystery

By Nev March
Read by Vikas Adam

Macmillan Audio 9781250269546
16.04 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781250775047

In 19th century Bombay, Captain Jim Agnihotri channels his idol, Sherlock Holmes, in Nev March’s Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning debut. In 1892, Bombay is the center of British India. Nearby, Captain Jim Agnihotri lies in Poona military hospital recovering from a skirmish on the wild northern frontier, with little to do but re-read the tales of his idol, Sherlock Holmes, and 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 university’s clock tower in broad daylight. Moved by Adi, the widower of one of the victims — his certainty that his wife and sister did not commit suicide — Captain Jim approaches the Parsee family and is hired to investigate what happened that terrible afternoon. But in a land of divided loyalties, asking 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 sisters’ attackers, Captain Jim’s heart isn’t safe, either. Based on a true story, and set against the vibrant backdrop of colonial India, Nev March's Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning lyrical debut, Murder in Old Bombay, brings this tumultuous historical age to life. A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books "Bravo to Nev March for capturing late 19th century Indian history so beautifully in Murder in Old Bombay. Compelling characters, striking settings and the intricacies of social stratification shine in this talented author’s hands. I eagerly await more historic Bombay adventures narrated by sharp-eyed, open-hearted Jim Agnihotri." Sujata Massey, Edgar finalist author of The Widows of Malabar Hill

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the St. Martin's Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Finalist for the 2021 Edgar Award for Best First Novel

A Crime Reads Pick of Best Traditional Novels of the Year

A Pop Sugar Pick of Top Ten Thriller/Mysteries of the Month

A Bookish Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

A November 2020 LibraryReads Pick

Nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee, 2021

In 19th century Bombay, Captain Jim Agnihotri channels his idol, Sherlock Holmes, in Nev March’s Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning debut. In 1892, Bombay is the center of British India. Nearby, Captain Jim Agnihotri lies in Poona military hospital recovering from a skirmish on the wild northern frontier, with little to do but re-read the tales of his idol, Sherlock Holmes, and 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 university’s clock tower in broad daylight. Moved by Adi, the widower of one of the victims — his certainty that his wife and sister did not commit suicide — Captain Jim approaches the Parsee family and is hired to investigate what happened that terrible afternoon. But in a land of divided loyalties, asking 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 sisters’ attackers, Captain Jim’s heart isn’t safe, either. Based on a true story, and set against the vibrant backdrop of colonial India, Nev March's Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning lyrical debut, Murder in Old Bombay, brings this tumultuous historical age to life. A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books "Bravo to Nev March for capturing late 19th century Indian history so beautifully in Murder in Old Bombay. Compelling characters, striking settings and the intricacies of social stratification shine in this talented author’s hands. I eagerly await more historic Bombay adventures narrated by sharp-eyed, open-hearted Jim Agnihotri." Sujata Massey, Edgar finalist author of The Widows of Malabar Hill

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Paints a wonderful revealing background of colonial India with all its environments and visual beauty. Nev March does a fine job with the background as well as the characters, which she portrays against the lushness, the beauty, riches, but also the sordid parts of India of the 1890s.” Mystery and Suspense Magazine
“Using an accent distinct enough to identify as Indian but clear enough for anyone to understand, Vikas Adam performs the role of Captain James Agnihotri…Adam smoothly incorporates words from various Indian languages and creates a positive experience for each listener…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Highly recommended.” Historical Novel Society Reviews
“A lively adventure through colonial-era Bombay…March has an uncanny talent for conjuring up the hidden corners and personalities of late nineteenth-century Bombay.” CrimeReads
“Combines fascinating historic details with a clever puzzle.” Kirkus Reviews
“Bravo to Nev March for capturing late 19th century Indian history so beautifully in Murder in Old Bombay. Compelling characters, striking settings and the intricacies of social stratification shine in this talented author’s hands. I eagerly await more historic Bombay adventures narrated by sharp-eyed, open-hearted Jim Agnihotri.” Sujata Massey, author of The Widows of Malabar Hill

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Author

Author Bio: Nev March

Author Bio: Nev March

Nev March is an author whose debut novel, Murder in Old Bombay, won the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award. Leaving a long career in business analysis in 2015 she returned to her passion, writing fiction. She is a member of MWA, the Hunterdon County Library Write-Group and volunteers with nonprofit organizations. She is a Parsee Zoroastrian.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 16.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English