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The Bombay Prince by Sujata Massey

The Bombay Prince

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The Bombay Prince by Sujata Massey
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Jun 01, 2021 | ISBN 9781641291057

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Praise for The Bombay Prince

Featured 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

“Highly recommended. If you’re looking for your thrills via history then this is your book.”
—The Morning Blend, WTMJ-TV Milwaukee

“It is Perveen herself that makes this series such delightful reading. She is rendered with great humanness as a caring, generous role model . . . The author provides a rich representation of the world in which Perveen lives and works. Bombay in the 1920s, the Parsi community, and the recurring and familiar lovable characters all combine to give the reader a complete and enduring experience.”
—India Currents

“Meticulously researched and entertainingly executed . . . Massey plots an intricate mystery well worth solving; even more impressive, however, are the seamlessly interwoven historical, political and social layers–suffocating colonialism, societal systems more concerned with appearance than equity, racial and gender disparities.”
—Shelf Awareness

“Massey brings us another stunning, intricate, and fast-paced historical mystery featuring her series sleuth, Perveen Mistry, the first and only female lawyer in 1920s India.”

“No need to have read the earlier two books of this series (The Widows of Malabar Hill, The Satapur Moonstone)—just plunge into this new release . . . Massey’s skills are strengthening with each book, and this is definitely her best yet.”
—Kingdom Books

Praise for the Perveen Mistry Novels

“Well-researched and convincing.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“Bright, determined . . . Perveen, whose aim is to help women and children, continues to engage us, thereby ensuring a long-running series.”
—The Seattle Times

“Marvelously plotted, richly detailed . . . This is a first-rate performance inaugurating a most promising series.”  
—The Washington Post

“While Massey is illuminating a different struggle, this reflection of what we are living through at the moment makes it all the more powerful . . . This is a series of books no reader should miss.”
Mystery Scene

“Perveen Mistry has all the pluck you want in a sleuthing lawyer, as well as a not-so-surprising—but decidedly welcome—proclivity for poking her nose into the business of others. The pages do indeed fly.” 
—The Globe and Mail
—The Christian Science Monitor
“Once again Massey does a superb job of combining a fascinating snapshot into 1920s British-ruled India with a top-notch mystery. She has created a strong, appealing heroine who is forging her own path in a rapidly changing world.”
—Library Journal, Starred Review

“Anyone who enjoys historical mysteries, strong female lead characters, and learning about a fascinating period in India’s history must read Sujata Massey’s excellent Perveen Mistry series.”
—Kittling Books

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