The redoubtable Perveen Mistry makes her triumphant return to solve a shocking murder on the streets of 1920s Bombay
'Perveen [Mistry] is much more than a sari-clad Miss Marple: she's Bombay's first female lawyer as well as a keenly intelligent sleuth, a trail-blazing woman balancing the weight of family tradition with her own dreams . . . a deliciously satisfying read!' Kate Quinn, The New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code
November, 1921. Edward VIII, Prince of Wales and future ruler of India, is arriving in Bombay to begin a four-month tour.
The Indian subcontinent is chafing under British rule, and India's only female lawyer, Perveen Mistry, isn't surprised when local unrest spirals into riots. But she's horrified by the death of Freny Cuttingmaster, an eighteen-year-old student who falls from a second-floor gallery just as the prince's grand procession is passing by her college.
Freny had come for a legal consultation just days before her death, and what she confided makes Perveen suspect that her death was not an accident. When Freny's death is indeed ruled a murder, Perveen knows she can't rest until she sees justice done.
'Fantastic! . . . Anyone who likes Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries will love this.' Bri Lee, bestselling author of Eggshell Skull, on The Satapur Moonstone
'Massey has created the best gumshoe of them all - the utterly wonderful, exceptional Perveen Mistry. Bright and brilliantly aware.' The Maitland Mercury on The Satapur Moonstone
Sujata Massey was born in England to parents from India and Germany and now lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a features reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun before becoming a full-time novelist. Her novels have won the Agatha, Shamus and Macavity awards and been finalists for the Edgar, Anthony, Harper Lee Legal Fiction and Mary Higgins Clark prizes. A Murder at Malabar Hill, Massey's first multi-award-winning Perveen Mistry novel, was originally published in the United States under the title The Widows of Malabar Hill. Her second acclaimed Perveen Mistry novel is The Satapur Moonstone. Visit her website at sujatamassey.com.
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
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