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"Introducing an extraordinary female lawyer-sleuth in a new historical series set in 1920s Bombay! Bombay, 1921: 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. Inspired in part by a real woman who made history by becoming India's first female lawyer, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp and promising new sleuth, Perveen Mistry"--
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seriesPerveen Mistry novels
series_with_volumePerveen Mistry novels|1
subject_facetDetective and mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Large type books
Legal fiction (Literature)
Legal stories
Mistry, Perveen (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Mumbai (India) -- Fiction
Mumbai (India) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Nineteen twenties -- Fiction
Women lawyers -- Fiction
Women lawyers -- India -- Fiction
Women's rights -- Fiction
title_displayThe widows of Malabar Hill
title_fullThe Widows of Malabar Hill
The widows of Malabar Hill / Sujata Massey
The widows of Malabar Hill [electronic resource] / Sujata Massey
The widows of Malabar Hill [text (large print)] / Sujata Massey
title_shortThe widows of Malabar Hill
topic_facetFiction
Historical Fiction
History
Mistry, Perveen (Fictitious character)
Mystery
Nineteen twenties
Women lawyers
Women's rights