About The Book
Bombay, 1921. Intrepid and intelligent, young Perveen Mistry joins herfather s prestigious law firm to become one of India s first female lawyers.Her tumultuous past also makes her especially devoted to championingand protecting women s rights.When Mistry Law is appointed to execute the will of Omar Farid, a wealthymill owner, Perveen s suspicions are aroused by a curious provision whichcould disinherit Farid s three widows and leave them vulnerable. Are theFarid widows who live in strict seclusion, never leaving the women squarters or speaking to men-being taken advantage of by an unscrupulousguardian?Perveen decides to investigate, but when tensions escalate to murder, itbecomes clear that her own life is in mortal peril and she will need to useeverything in her power to outwit a dangerous criminal.
About The Author
Sujata Massey is an award-winning and highly acclaimed mystery writer.Born in England to parents from India and Germany, she grew up mostlyin St Paul, Minnesota. She holds a BA in Writing Seminars from JohnHopkins University, and started her working life as a features reporter forthe Baltimore Evening Sun. After leaving the newspaper, she moved toJapan, where she studied Japanese, taught English and began writing herfirst novel, The Salaryman s Wife. This novel became the first of many inthe Rei Shimura mystery series, which has won the Agatha and Macavityawards, and been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Mary HigginsClarkawards. Sujata has also written acclaimed historical novels like TheCity of Palaces, and her books have been published in more than eighteencountries. Currently, she is based near Washington DC.