The Bombay Prince (A Perveen Mistry Novel)

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Author: Massey, Sujata

Details: Product Description Bombay’s first female lawyer, Perveen Mistry, is compelled to bring justice to the family of a murdered female Parsi student just as Bombay’s streets erupt in riots to protest British colonial rule. Sujata Massey is back with this third installment to the Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning series set in 1920s Bombay. November 1921. Edward VIII, Prince of Wales and future ruler of India, is arriving in Bombay to begin a fourmonth tour. The Indian subcontinent is chafing under British rule, and Bombay solicitor Perveen Mistry isn’t surprised when local unrest over the royal arrival spirals into riots. But she’s horrified by the death of Freny Cuttingmaster, an eighteen-year-old female Parsi 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 suspicious that her death was not an accident. Feeling guilty for failing to have helped Freny in life, Perveen steps forward to assist Freny’s family in the fraught dealings of the coroner’s inquest. When Freny’s death appears suspicious, Perveen knows she can’t rest until she sees justice done. But Bombay is erupting: as armed British secret service march the streets, rioters attack anyone with perceived British connections, and desperate shopkeepers destroy their own wares so they will not be targets of racial violence. Can Perveen help a suffering family when her own is in danger? Review Praise for The Bombay PrinceNominated for the Lefty Award for Best Historical MysteryNominated for the Agatha Award for Best Historical NovelFeatured as a great "summer read" in the Baltimore Sun, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Capital Gazette, CrimeReads, and on“The Bombay Prince is the third delightful installment of Sujata Massey's mystery series set in 1920s India. Heroine Perveen 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. Perveen's investigation into the mysterious death of a young university student coincides with the imperial visit of the future Edward VIII, and the resulting trail of breadcrumbs through royal receptions, street riots, squalid jails, and lavish hotels makes for a deliciously satisfying read!”—Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code“Exceptional . . . Massey has never been better at pairing her redoubtable and impressive lead with a challenging murder to unravel.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review“Graceful prose and mastery of period detail . . . [The Bombay Prince] propels a rich story of female empowerment during a pivotal era.”—Kirkus Reviews“Mistry charges into both matters with her usual pointed but restrained anger toward India’s patriarchy and colonial rule.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune“Massey’s lush descriptions and rich historical details are thoroughly transporting.”—Carole E. Barrowman, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel“Massey is very good at evoking period details, but she really excels at illuminating the deeply ingrained restrictions imposed by racism, sexism and India’s caste system. Her historical research is thorough but worn lightly, and her concerns with social injustice are never preachy.”—The Seattle Times“The series anchor, Perveen Mistry, is one of the most delightful and engaging protagonists you’re likely to meet in historical fiction.”—New York Journal of Books“As she did in “The Widows of Malabar Hill” and “The Satapur Moonstone,” Massey continues Perveen’s personal and professional stories while fashioning an intricate plot that blends issues of history, culture and religion. A superior whodunit and a rousing affirmation of the universal impulse for freedom.”—Fredericksburg Free Lance Star“Highly recommended. If you're looking for your thrills via

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Binding: Hardcover