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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 read but newspapers. 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 the widower of one of the victims -- his certainty that his wife and sister did not commit suicide -- Captain Jim approaches the Framjis and is hired by the Parsee family 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.



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Nev March

Nev March is the first Indian born writer to win Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Award for a First Crime Novel. Leaving a long career in business analysis, she returned to her passion, writing and teaching creative writing. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Crime Writers of Color. A Parsee Zoroastrian herself, Nev lives with her husband and sons in New Jersey. Listed as one of New York Times Best Mysteries of 2020, Murder in Old Bombay was nominated for five national awards in 2021, including the Edgar Award, and the Anthony, Barry, Hammett and Macavity Awards.



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