The Resource The widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey, (electronic resource)

The widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey, (electronic resource)

Label
The widows of Malabar Hill
Title
The widows of Malabar Hill
Statement of responsibility
Sujata Massey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Massey, Sujata
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A79965
LC item number
W53 2018eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
A Perveen Mistry novel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional British
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Historical fiction
Label
The widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey, (electronic resource)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004663337
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616957797
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
72D0CDA9-79EF-454E-ABD2-F5D23DAF05FD
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1004663337
  • (OCoLC)1004663337
Label
The widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004663337
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616957797
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
72D0CDA9-79EF-454E-ABD2-F5D23DAF05FD
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1004663337
  • (OCoLC)1004663337

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