The Satapur Moonstone (A Perveen Mistry Novel #2) (Hardcover)

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A mystery most satisfying set in the remote Sahyadri Mountains of India.  Sudden deaths, royal families, romance, and a gorgeous landscape!  What more could you ask for?

— From Lynda recommends

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The highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed novel The Widows of Malabar Hill.

India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Sahyadri mountains, where the princely state of Satapur is tucked away. A curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur’s royal family, whose maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly before his teenage son was struck down in a tragic hunting accident. The state is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur’s two maharanis, the dowager queen and her daughter-in-law.
 
The royal ladies are in a dispute over the education of the young crown prince, and a lawyer’s counsel is required. However, the maharanis live in purdah and do not speak to men. Just one person can help them: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer. Perveen is determined to bring peace to the royal house and make a sound recommendation for the young prince’s future, but she arrives to find that the Satapur palace is full of cold-blooded power plays and ancient vendettas. Too late, she realizes she has walked into a trap. But whose? And how can she protect the royal children from the palace’s deadly curse?

About the Author


Sujata Massey was born in England to parents from India and Germany, grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a features reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun before becoming a full-time novelist. Her novels have won the Agatha and Macavity awards and been finalists for the Edgar, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark prizes. The first Perveen Mistry novel, The Widows of Malabar Hill, was an international bestseller. Visit her website at sujatamassey.com.

Praise For…


The Baltimore Sun's Best Author of 2019
An Amazon Best Book of the Month for May 2019

A Book Riot Read or Dead Most Anticipated Mystery Novel of 2019
A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Crime & Mystery Novel of 2019
A BookBub Most Anticipated Mystery Novel of 2019
A Goodreads Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers of Spring


Praise for The Satapur Moonstone

“Well-researched and convincing.”
—The Wall Street Journal

“One of my new favorite historical mystery series is written by Sujata Massey and centers on Perveen Mistry, the only female lawyer in Bombay and one of the first women to practice law in India . . . I recommend this series to fans of the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear.”
—The News-Review

“Female attorney Perveen Mistry, a rarity in 1920s India, investigates a high-stakes dispute between two maharanis . . . I'd recommend this series for fans of Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs novels.”
—Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 

“Fantastic.”
—The Christian Science Monitor

“Massey’s second whodunit featuring Bombay attorney Perveen Mistry is even better than the series’ impressive debut . . . The winning, self-sufficient Perveen should be able to sustain a long series.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“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

“[The Satapur Moonstone] will certainly please readers looking for an engaging new female lead.”
—Booklist

“Simply put, The Satapur Moonstone is a flawless gem. Historical mysteries don’t get any better than this.”
—New York Journal of Books

“Perveen is back, this is not a drill!”
—Novel Suspects

“[The Satapur Moonstone] has the most delicious sense of suspense. It's not necessary to read The Widows of Malabar Hill before undertaking The Satapur Moonstone, but why deny yourself the pleasure of experiencing two excellent novels? Needless to say, I am eagerly awaiting the third book!”
—Kittling Books

Praise for The Widows of Malabar Hill
 

Winner of the 2019 Mary Higgins Clark Award
Winner of the 2019 Lefty Award for Best Historical Novel

Winner of the 2018 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel

ABA Indie Next Selection | Amazon Editor’s Pick

Library Journal Editor’s Pick | The Bookseller (UK) Editor’s Pick

The Widows of Malabar Hill, with its deft prose and well-wrought characters, is a splendid first installment in what promises to be a memorable series.” 
—The Wall Street Journal  

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

“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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781616959098
ISBN-10: 1616959096
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: May 14th, 2019
Pages: 360
Language: English
Series: A Perveen Mistry Novel

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