🌿 R E V I E W – Murder in Old Bombay 🌱

For some reason, around the holidays I always love reading cozy mysteries. Murder in Old Bombay is a cozy mystery with a more thrilling side than your usual choice.

Set in 1892 Bombay, Captain Jim Agnihotri is laying in the hospital, bored and recovering. While he’s constantly scanning the newspapers, he reads an interesting story of two women falling to their death off the university clock tower in the middle of the day, and local authorities are deeming it suicide. Catching a letter to the paper from one of the victim’s husband, however, Captain Jim decides to interview the widowed man and discover why he so adamantly believes it wasn’t suicide. When he meets with Adi, he quickly accepts the offer to investigate the crimes fully, Sherlock Holmes style. What follows is an adventure Captain Jim nor Adi could have imagined. Throw in a love interest and a band of ragtag children, this story was one I could not stop reading until the very end!

I was so invested in the characters from this story right away, and needed to know what happened to these women. I loved the historical aspects, and the author described the settings in such detail that I was able to picture this historic city with ease. I loved how Captain Jim ended up making friends, and having a sense of family that he had never experienced. Overall, I would highly recommend picking this one up, and look forward to reading more by this author!

5🌿

an introduction

my name is Laura, I live in Canada with my boyfriend, my dog, my books and my plants. I started a book account on Instragram late this summer, and found a wonderful community of book lovers. I have since then found an absolute joy in reviewing the books I read, and discussing those books with the reading community.

here is the link to my bookstagram – http://www.instagram.com/plantladyreader

I decided I wanted to expand my instagram into a blog, where I can write more in-depth reviews and add more images.

I’m greatly inspired by my sister, who started her book blog almost a year ago, and has helped me realize the beauty of this community – I have made some genuine friends who share my passion for reading, and have helped me open up! I have come to know a lot of people from around the world, and even work with a few publishers to read and review books before they are released to the general public.

I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you on the great (and not-so great) books that I read from my cozy home library.