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.
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Praise for Peril at the Exposition
“March’s writing not only evokes the world of international intrigue, political unrest, and the threat of anarchist terrorism, it also explores the life and beliefs of a unique hero, a Parsi Zoroastrian woman from Bombay.” — Ellery Queen Magazine
“Another enthralling tale of conspiracy, mystery, anguish, faith, and murder. . . looks like the Captain Jim and Lady Diana Agnihotri Mystery Series is here to stay.” —Khaas Baat
“Terrific.” —Sullivan County Democrat
“Definitely recommended, particularly for its insights into conditions in America at the turn of the century.” —Historical Novel Society
“A flashy vintage romp with a spirited heroine and nonstop surprises.” — Kirkus Reviews
“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