Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March

Keep an eye peeled for this new murder mystery that will be in book stores in November 2020. If you like murder mysteries set in foreign lands, this is definitely a book to consider. “Murder in Old Bombay” is set in the late 1880’s and early 1890’s during the height of the RAJ. I loved the setting. It reminded me of a series of murder mysteries by Sujat Massey set in the 1920’s in the same neighborhood as this book takes place. I liked the characters and the idea of a former military officer getting involved in a mysterious story. The only thing I did not like about the book was the pacing. It seemed to drag in the middle a bit and wander. For a murder mystery in a foreign country, it a was an overall good read with a lot of background to give you a sense of place and time during the height of the “Raj”. I hope that the author can continue this story.

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