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1920s Bombay. Perveen Mistry has just joined her father's law firm. 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. 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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Pendleton Public Library M MASSE (Text) 37801000681690 Mystery Book None 07/31/2021 Checked out 10/01/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616959760
  • ISBN: 1616959762
  • Physical Description: 385 pages, 13 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: Deluxe edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2018]

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General Note:
Includes an excerpt from The Satapur moonstone, the next installment in the series.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes recipes.
Summary, etc.:
1920s Bombay. Perveen Mistry has just joined her father's law firm. 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. 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.
Subject: Inheritance and succession > Fiction.
Women lawyers > India > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Mumbai (India) > Social conditions > Fiction.
Genre: Legal fiction (Literature)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

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