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The Resource The widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey

The widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey

Label
The widows of Malabar Hill
Title
The widows of Malabar Hill
Statement of responsibility
Sujata Massey
Creator
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Introducing an extraordinary female lawyer-sleuth in a new historical series set in 1920s Bombay. Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father's law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a law degree from Oxford, Perveen also has a tragic personal history that makes her especially devoted to championing and protecting women's legal rights. Mistry Law has been appointed to execute the will of Mr. Omar Farid, a wealthy Muslim mill owner who has left three widows behind. But as Perveen is going through the paperwork, she notices something strange: all three of the wives have signed over their full inheritance to a charity. What will they live on if they forfeit what their husband left them? Perveen is suspicious, especially since one of the widows has signed her form with an X -- meaning she probably couldn't even read the document. The Farid widows live in full purdah -- in strict seclusion, never leaving the women's quarters or speaking to any men. Are they being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous guardian? Perveen tries to investigate, and realizes her instincts about the will were correct when tensions escalate to murder. Now it is her responsibility to figure out what really happened on Malabar Hill, and to ensure that no innocent women or children are in further danger."--
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Summary
Introduces Bombay's first female lawyer, Oxford graduate Perveen Mistry, as she investigates a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in strict purdah seclusion who become subject to a murderous guardian's schemes for their inheritances
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel, 2018.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Awards: Mary Higgins Clark Award, 2019.
  • RUSA Reading List, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10597593
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Massey, Sujata
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A mystery of 1920s Bombay
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women lawyers
  • Women's rights
  • Mumbai (India)
  • India
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a mystery of 1920s Bombay
Label
The widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A mystery of 1920s Bombay." -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060022541
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9781616957780
Lccn
2017021391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)983148226
Label
The widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey
Publication
Note
"A mystery of 1920s Bombay." -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060022541
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9781616957780
Lccn
2017021391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)983148226

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