‘Murder By Degrees’: A Philadelphia Murder Mystery
This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Ritu Mukerji, the author of Murder By Degrees, a mystery that takes place in 1875 Philadelphia. It is a fun read.
Ritu shares her inspirations behind the story and why she chose 1875 Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania as the base for her story.
We talked about the groundbreaking medical history of Philadelphia, as well as the geography of the city. The treatment of women and sexism in the working world in the 19th century was also part of the discussion as it is an extremely important aspect of the story. If you are a fan of history, you will enjoy the book and our conversation.
Philadelphia was so alive in the 1860s and ’70s. Ritu captures the vibrancy of the medical community extremely well. The dialogue, the story, the descriptions, the twists, and the turns all fit in with the time. Ritu does a wonderful job taking the reader back to 1875 Philadelphia as if we are there with Dr. Lydia Weston and the others. It feels as if we are there solving the mystery with them. You can get more information about Murder By Degrees at Ritu’s website, here.
Ritu attended The Sydney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. You can also see Ritu Mukerji at Headhouse Books in Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 18th in a conversation with Allison Buccola. Details here.
Thank you for listening,