Peril at the Exposition: A Mystery (Captain Jim and Lady Diana Mysteries #2) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the Captain Jim and Lady Diana Mysteries series.


Captain Jim Agnihotri and his new bride, Diana Framji, return in Nev March's Peril at the Exposition, the follow up to March's award-winning, Edgar finalist debut, Murder in Old Bombay.

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 Bombay. It's a different life than what they left behind, 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 preparations for the World's Fair in Chicago: the grandeur, the speculation, the trickery. Captain Jim will experience it first-hand: he's being sent to Chicago to investigate the murder of a man named Thomas Grewe. As Jim probes the underbelly of Chicago’s docks, warehouses, and taverns, he discovers deep social unrest and some deadly ambitions.

When Jim goes missing, young Diana must venture to Chicago's treacherous streets to learn what happened. But who can she trust, when a single misstep could mean disaster?

Award-winning author Nev March mesmerized readers with her Edgar finalist debut, Murder in Old Bombay. Now, in Peril at the Exposition, she wields her craft against the glittering landscape of the Gilded Age with spectacular results.

About the Author

NEV MARCH is the winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award for her award-winning, Edgar finalist debut, Murder in Old Bombay. Leaving a long career in business analysis in 2015, she returned to her passion, writing fiction. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Crime Writers of Color. A Parsee Zoroastrian herself, Nev lives with her husband and sons in New Jersey.

Praise For…

Praise for Peril at the Exposition

“Fans of Rhys Bowen’s Molly Murphy series will find plenty to like.” —Publishers Weekly

“The mystery is strong, and it's supported by plenty of intriguing historical detail.” —Booklist

“A flashy vintage romp with a spirited heroine and nonstop surprises.” Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Murder in Old Bombay

"An utterly enjoyable and picaresque journey through India on which [Captain Jim] encounters beggars and brigands, adventure and danger – and finds romance." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

Murder in Old Bombay delivers a gripping look at India’s history, resplendent with meticulous research and depicting its social structure enhanced with realistic characters who put the past in context with modern times.” South Florida Sun Sentinel

“March has created a likable, honorable sleuth whose humble origins and instinctive kindness make spending time with him a pleasure.” Shelf Awareness

"A beautifully written novel that will be difficult to forget." Ellery Queen Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250855039
ISBN-10: 1250855039
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: July 12th, 2022
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Captain Jim and Lady Diana Mysteries

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