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Nev March with Julie McElwain

Nev March discusses Peril at the Exposition

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Special Guest Host: Julie McElwain


Nev March. Peril at the Exposition (Minotaur, $27.99 Signed).

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.



Author Nev March is the recent winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Award for Best First Crime Fiction. 


After a long career in business analysis, in 2015 Nev returned to her passion, writing fiction and now teaches creative writing at Rutgers-Osher Institute. A Parsee Zoroastrian herself, she lives in New Jersey with her husband and sons. Murder in Old Bombay is her debut novel. 


Her books deal with issues of identity, race and moral boundaries. Her sequel, Peril at the Exposition will be launched by Macmillan Publishers in July 2022.



Julie McElwain is a national award-winning journalist. Her first novel, A MURDER IN TIME, was one of the top 10 picks by the National Librarian Association for its April 2016 book list, and was selected as the mystery to read in 2016 by OverDrive Inc., a digital distributor serving more than 34,000 libraries around the world. The novel was also a finalist for the 2016 Goodreads' readers choice awards in the Sci-fi category, and made Bustle's list of 9 Most Addictive Mystery series for 2017. 


A MURDER IN TIME has been optioned for television/movie development.


A TWIST IN TIME and CAUGHT IN TIME — the second and third installments of the In Time series — were released in April 2017 and July 2018, respectively. Both novels were selected by The National Librarian Association for their Must-Read lists. BETRAYAL IN TIME earned a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.


McElwain is a native of North Dakota, and a graduate of NDSU. She currently lives in Long Beach, CA, but continues to cheer on her alma mater's football team, the NDSU Bison, and fly home for Christmas, because bone-chilling cold should be experienced at least once a year.

July 12
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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