The widows of Malabar Hill

385 pages

English language

Published Aug. 13, 2018 by Soho Crime.

ISBN:
978-1-61695-778-0
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OCLC Number:
983148226

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"Introducing an extraordinary female lawyer-sleuth in a new historical series set in 1920s Bombay. 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 …

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Subjects

  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Women lawyers
  • Fiction

Places

  • India
  • Mumbai (India)