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The Satapur moonstone / Sujata Massey.

By: Massey, Sujata [author.].
Contributor(s): Massey, Sujata. Perveen Mistry novel.
Material type: TextTextSeries: A Perveen Mistry Novel ; 2.Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Press, Inc., [2019]Description: [360] pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781616959098; 1616959096.Subject(s): India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947 -- Fiction | Legal storiesGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Historical fiction. | Mystery fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: "India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Satara mountains southeast of Bombay, where the kingdom 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 accident. The kingdom is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur's two maharanis, the dowager queen and the maharaja's widow. The royal ladies are in dispute over the education of the young crown prince, and a lawyer's council is required--but the maharanis live in purdah and do not speak to men. Just one person can help them: Perveen Mistry, India'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 knows she is breaking a rule by traveling alone as a woman into the remote countryside. And 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?"-- Provided by publisher.
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Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Book Bailey Cove Branch
Mysteries
Adult mysteries M MAS (Browse shelf) Checked out 08/28/2019 31562017096068
Book Book Madison Branch
Mysteries
Adult mysteries M MAS (Browse shelf) Checked out 09/04/2019 31562017096050
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"India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Satara mountains southeast of Bombay, where the kingdom 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 accident. The kingdom is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur's two maharanis, the dowager queen and the maharaja's widow. The royal ladies are in dispute over the education of the young crown prince, and a lawyer's council is required--but the maharanis live in purdah and do not speak to men. Just one person can help them: Perveen Mistry, India'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 knows she is breaking a rule by traveling alone as a woman into the remote countryside. And 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?"-- Provided by publisher.

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