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India’s only 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 four-month 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 18-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 is ruled a murder, 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?

©2021 Sujata Massey (P)2021 Recorded Books

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Another world

I loved the previous books in this series about Purveen Mistry, the only lady solicitor in Bombay India in the 1930s, and this is the best yet. Sujata Massey evokes the world of India at that time so completely it was disconcerting to leave them at the end of the book. I particularly liked the exploration of the family relationships, the political strivings and tensions of the time, the details of Parsi custom and religion, and of course, Purveen's relationship with Colin. I hope the next book will be coming soon, this story is far from over. The narrator is excellent.

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loved it!

The third in the series and it keeps getting better and better. The narrator does a great job at keeping you intrigued. can't wait for the next in the series.

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Captivating

Another beautifully narrated book by Sneha Mathan and incredibly well-written novel by Sujata Massey. My attention was not lost for a single moment.
Hoping to hear the story of Miss Mistry and Collin next!

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Fabulous!

This series is exceptional in every way. And Sneha Mathan’s narration takes you back so you can almost feel you are there.

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Enjoyed this a lot

Really enjoyed the story, the characters, the tie in to previous books in the series. Excellent narration.

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A good lesson in history

As someone who travels to India often, I can see the impact that the British had on India and the yoke that was put on the people The stole the resources and most did not show respect for the myriad of peoples that make up this country. Sukiyaki Massey does a great job giving us a snapshot of the beginning of the independence movement. The narrator is fantastic too.

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love it

Sujata Massey does not disappoint. This this mystery has you guessing till the very end. The narrator brings her words to life. I highly recommend this book as I do all of her books. She has a true talent.

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I'll be lost until Perveen returns

It's such a rare exception when a series doesn't become dull because the author uses so much of the characters' histories as filler. I am grateful the author trusts our intelligence to keep events and characters straight without deviation from the current storyline. It will not be a hardship for anyone to start the series at the beginning. I will be purchasing this series in print for several women for holiday gifts this year.

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Another good entry in the series

Mystery was good, always delightful to read about Praveen and her family, as always very interesting history

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Love and food

Everytime I listen to one of her books I'm eager for the next. I want to know so badly what happens between her and Collin and the mystery Miss Mistry must solve is always so well written. I appreciate the time the author has taken to research India and its history to plant those details in her work. I always feel like I learn something from these books. I was excited today to learn to that there are recipes for at least some of all that delicious sounding food the constantly referencing in her physical books and on the Author's website. These books are so good I might buy the physical copies as a way of supporting her work additionally and to get a hard copy of those recipes.