Peril at the exposition

by March, Nev, 1967-

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Summary

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "March, whose debut mystery, Murder in Old Bombay (2020), was an Edgar finalist, moves Captain Jim Agnihotri and his wife, Diana Framji, to Boston and then to Chicago at the outset of the Columbian Exposition, in this second in the series. The move may disappoint fans of the first book's richly realized depiction of life under British rule in India, but March makes the most of his new settings. Jim, now an apprentice detective at the Dupree Detective Agency in Boston, is assigned to Chicago to investigate the murder of one of their operatives. Then he disappears, and it's up to Diana to find him in Chicago. No mean trick, as Jim, a master of disguise, has left no means of contacting him in case of trouble. The plot that both Jim and Diana must foil involves anarchists' explosives, set to go off at the Exposition's opening. This one isn't quite as convincingly developed as Old Bombay, but the mystery is strong, and it's supported by plenty of intriguing historical detail."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Edgar finalist March's solid sequel to 2020's Murder in Old Bombay takes Anglo-Indian Jim Agnihotri, a former British army captain, and his bride, Diana, whom he met while probing the supposed suicides of her sister and sister-in-law, from India to America in 1893. Before they can settle into their new life in Boston, Jim's employers at the Dupree Detective Agency send him to Chicago, the site of the under-construction World's Fair, to investigate the murder of a security guard. When weeks pass with no word from Jim, Diana gets increasingly anxious. She has more to worry about when a stranger shares a message in German intended for Jim referencing explosives. Diana then learns that Jim's bosses are also uncertain of his whereabouts and that the colleague he was supposed to aid in Chicago has been killed. The redoubtable Diana bullies the Duprees into hiring her as an operative to follow her husband's trail. The predictable plot marks this as a more conventional mystery than its predecessor, which was bolstered by its focus on Anglo-Indian politics. Fans of Rhys Bowen's Molly Murphy series will find plenty to like. (July)"
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Additional Information
Subjects World's Columbian Exposition -- (1893 : -- Chicago, Ill.) -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Exhibitions -- Fiction.
Newlyweds -- Fiction.
Massachusetts -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Illinois -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :Minotaur Books,2022
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 344 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9781250855039
1250855039
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