Sunday, July 25, 2021

Seven mysteries filled with family members

S. C. Perkins is a fifth-generation Texan who grew up hearing fascinating stories of her ancestry and eating lots of great Tex-Mex, both of which inspired the plot of her debut mystery novel. Murder Once Removed was the winner of the 2017 Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery competition. She resides in Houston and, when she’s not writing or working at her day job, she’s likely outside in the sun, on the beach, or riding horses.

Perkins's new novel is Fatal Family Ties.

At CrimeReads she tagged "seven books from all over the crime-fiction map where multiple family members are at the heart of each mystery," including:
Murder in Old Bombay, by Nev March

Tight family bonds and the determination to prove that two women did not commit suicide forms the backbone of Nev March’s atmospheric historical mystery set in 1892 Bombay, India. As Captain Jim Agnihotri recovers from his battle wounds, he reads of how Adi Framji’s beloved wife and sister seemingly deliberately fell to their deaths from a clock tower. At Adi’s insistence that the women would not have committed suicide, Captain Jim offers his assistance to Adi and the Framji family in discovering the truth behind the tragedy. Yet when Jim’s questions threaten to expose a past the Framjis would rather keep hidden, he must navigate the tangled circumstances surrounding the family he respects and his quest to uncover the real reason behind the two women’s deaths.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Murder in Old Bombay.

--Marshal Zeringue