Review: The Widows of Malabar Hill

The Widows of Malabar Hill The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

I received a Digital Review Copy from Edelweiss+ and a paper ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Stars

I thoroughly enjoyed The Widows of Malabar Hill, less for its mystery aspect than for the fascinating insights into the Parsi culture of early 20th Century Bombay/Mumbai. A mystery about the fate of three Muslim widows is the central mystery but the personal history of lawyer/de facto detective Perveen Mistry was more of a draw for me. Massey, an experienced author who enjoys Asian backdrops for her stories has captured many of the things I love about India for the reader, letting us feel the immense differences between India's great cities of Bombay and Calcutta and the differences between gender roles among the various principal faiths in India in the early 1900's.

I'm eagerly looking forward to the next installment in the Perveen Mistry series!

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