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Murder in Old Bombay
Murder in Old Bombay: A Mystery | Nev March
In 19th century Bombay, Captain Jim Agnihotri channels his idol, Sherlock Holmes, in Nev Marchs 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 universitys 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 Jims heart isnt 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.
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BookNAround
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Working on my first mystery of October.

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rebbyj
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Delicious.

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Texreader
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One of a few new books from shopping the last couple of weeks. I plan to use it for #readingasia2021 #India

Librarybelle This is on my to read list! 7mo
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lahousewyfe
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In this murder mystery set in India during the Raj, a biracial ex-soldier investigates the deaths of two women who fell from a high tower. It's twists and turns kept me turning pages through this chunky yet cozy mystery. The main character is inspired by Sherlock Holmes which makes the entire book that much more entertaining. Fun!!!

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MamaGina
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I enjoy historical mysteries set in India and this was a very good addition to that sub genre. Many I‘ve read have protagonists connected to the East India Company but this one takes place decades later which informed the mystery in an interesting way. Also enjoyed our hero‘s admiration of Sherlock Holmes and his determination to solve his case by emulating the Holmes unemotional logic—which went out the window as soon as he fell in love! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kspenmoll
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#weeklyforecast #sheis #Pemberlittens #murderinthefrenchcountryside #audiobooks #libby
#buddyread

Slow progress on WRBG & MP- both #buddyreads
P. 17 TDG
ch 5 MIOB; ch 20 TGT -both audiobooks.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job! 11mo
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kspenmoll
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#weeklyreport #shesaid #literarycrew #Pemberlittens #audiomystery #Fa

Finished TFO-
Behind in reading WRBG & MP.
Well into the audio book TGT. Libby popped up with this hold, MIOB so I started listening last night. First time I have 2 audiobooks going at once. So we will see how it goes.

Librarybelle Great progress! 11mo
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@BookishMarginalia I‘m on page 265 and I‘m enjoying the drama. It‘s a ton of drama, but I am one that as a child I was promptly at 6pm on our couch ready to watch telenovelas with the adults. So I think that factors into why I enjoy the drama 😅. Those were also hard and complicated times in India, so I think the drama is understandable. I‘m enjoying the book.

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TheBookAddict
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I kept on seeing that the main character was addressed as Sahib and I was a bit confused. I even went back to check to where March mentioned his name in the beginning. I checked multiple times and kept on asking myself, why are they calling this man Sahib when his name is Jim?!? I kept on wondering and 30 pages in I thought that maybe it was used in place of “sir.” Well, it was burning a hole in my brain so I googled it... 👇🏽

TheBookAddict I guess you learn something new every day. The hole has stopped burning and has been filled. 😆 #YesiReads #mystery 13mo
BookishMarginalia How are you liking the book? It was not what I expected (too much melodrama for my taste), but I'll pick up the next one when it's published. 13mo
TheBookAddict @BookishMarginalia I‘m only 30 pages in, but I‘m liking it so far. I‘m a big Sherlock fan, so I‘m down for any Sherlock fanfic type stuff 😁. Right now I have a ton of questions, like: what happened in The Afghans Karachi? How was Pilloo for real? How did she really feel about the family and about her marriage? I usually enjoy all the back stories, I want to know it all!!! But I‘ll let you know how I feel about it when I read more of it. 🙂 13mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Excellent! Writing like butter. Fantastic characters. Looking forward to more and hoping Captain Jim Agnihotri features again.

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Christmas holidays officially started!! This is about all I plan on doing.

Merry Christmas! 🎄

Texreader Yay!!! 13mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Picked it up from the library today. Yup, it's high demand so I have to read it in 7 days.

Brought out the festive bookmark! 🎄

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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This is coming in tomorrow from the library. It seems to be a high demand book so likely I'll only have 7 days to read it.

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ralexist
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In 19th century Bombay, Capt. Jim Agnihotri tries to solve the murders of 2 young Parsee women who fell from a University tower. I enjoyed this mystery a lot. I found that while reading it it felt almost episodic as even though solving the girls murders was the primary premise there were several other mini-adventures that took place along the way all which forwarded the story & assisted with the investigation. This book would make a good TV show.

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Way too melodramatic but still enjoyable — the setting is much more interesting than the first-person narrator. This is a debut novel, so I have high hopes the author‘s style evolves away from melodrama and rumination. (I don‘t think the audiobook narration helped — I rolled my eyes a bit as I listened.)

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TorieStorieS
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I wasn‘t sure what to expect from this one but it‘s a sort of historical cozy mystery #SetInIndia for those looking for that category in #Booked2020! Recovering from injuries, our narrator, James is half-Indian & half-British. Raised in an orphanage & then in the calvary, he now seeks to find a new purpose. The mysterious deaths of 2 young women that he reads about in the newspaper provides that. While it‘s not fast-paced, it is fascinating!

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Desiree.Reads
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A fabulously original twist on the Sherlock Holmes-style mystery, Murder on Bombay takes you a on a magic carpet ride to British Colonial India of the late 1800‘s.

See the full review at https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3455322056?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

Thank you to #NevMarch, #MinotaurBooks, and #NetGalley for providing a free Advance Reader Copy in exchange for this honest review.

#MurderInOldBombay

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Participating in my first ever #bookspin / #doublespin / #bookbingo, hosted by @TheAromaofBooks !

Here are my 20! Technically there are a few ARCs in here I have to read regardless— including the book I tagged— but I‘m hoping these games will help me get excited about getting through my overflowing shelves. :)

I wanna know: What‘s one book that has been sitting on your shelf the longest? #tbrpossibility #bookban

MsMelissa I‘ve had The Far Pavillions by M.M. Kaye sitting on my TBR since 1999. I‘ve moved three times since buying it, and the book has moved with me, but I still have yet to read it 😬 1y
MsMelissa PS - You have some great books on your bingo card! 1y
thrillerswithgems Jar of Hearts probably is the one it‘s been on tbr the longest. Btw these all look like amazing reads. 1y
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daisyheadmaesie @Book_Fiend_Melissa Oh my gosh!! That IS a long time 😂 It‘s almost a game now, how long can it go unread? 1y
daisyheadmaesie @thrillersandwine I haven‘t read Jar of Hearts either!! We should tackle it together! :) 1y
HufflepuffGirl90 Those look amazing!!! 1y
daisyheadmaesie @HufflepuffGirl90 I hope they will be! I‘m so far behind on the bestsellers and the hyped up books. Maybe this month I‘ll be able to get through a few more. :) 1y
thrillerswithgems @daisyheadmaesie yes! Let‘s do it 🤗 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad to have you along!! I still have unread books on my shelf that I picked up at library discard sales back in the 90s, so there's that 😂 1y
daisyheadmaesie @TheAromaofBooks Hahaha I feel this is a trend, leftover 90s books 😂 1y
Scochrane26 I still have at least one Maeve Binchy book that‘s been sitting since about 2003-04. 1y
melissajayne I really enjoyed Lady from the Black Lagoon 1y
daisyheadmaesie @Scochrane26 One day it will get read! Hahaha 1y
daisyheadmaesie @melissajayne Good to hear! :) 1y
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Today, this is my read.
Isn‘t the cover of Murder In Old Bombay amazing? It‘s so retro, so “who dunnit” vibe-ing of the great oldies. I‘m excited to start reading.

Coming to a bookstore near you, November 10, 2020!

Thank you Netgalley , Nev March, St. Martin‘s Press, & Minotaur Books for the opportunity to read this book in lieu of my honest review.

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Probably more between a so-so and a pan, but TBH there was really nothing I liked about this book (besides the cover). 🙁 It seemed to go on forever (much, much too long), the writing was disjointed without a good flow and the characters were not that interesting and one was downright unlikable. The mystery was OK but a bit far fetched and convoluted. Just not feeling it.

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DGRachel I‘m so happy to see this! I am this close to bailing but also felt guilty. I had hoped I‘d find someone whose opinions I often agree with that didn‘t love it. 😍 6mo
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