The Satapur Moonstone      | Sujata Massey |  On sale May 14, 2019  | Hardcover/Ebook | Soho Crime

The Satapur Moonstone | Sujata Massey | On sale May 14, 2019 | Hardcover/Ebook | Soho Crime

The Satapur Moonstone

Sujata Massey

Discover the next chapter in the Perveen Mistry historical mystery series!

India, 1922: What begins as a trip to mediate a dispute between maharanis in the distant mountain province of Satapur quickly turns sinister when Perveen Mistry, Bombay's first female lawyer, finds herself in a viper’s nest of cold-blooded power players settling ancient scores.



Praise for The Perveen Mistry Novels

“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 

“Perveen’s dogged pursuit of truth and justice for her clients is reminiscent of the debuts of Anne Perry’s Charlotte Ellison Pitt and Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs.” Los Angeles Times

“An extraordinary heroine . . . Defying convention while draped in a sari, Perveen is sure to join the leads of great mystery fiction.” —Susan Elia MacNeal, author of the Maggie Hope mysteries


The Widows of Malabar Hill | Sujata Massey | On sale now | Paperback/Ebook | Soho Crime

The Widows of Malabar Hill

Sujata Massey

Now available in paperback: Book 1 in the Perveen Mistry series

Winner of the 2019 Mary Higgins Clark Award
Winner of the 2019 Lefty Award for Best Historical Novel
Winner of the the 2018 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel

1920s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay's only female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in full purdah when the case takes a turn toward the murderous. The author of the Agatha and Macavity Award–winning Rei Shimura novels brings us an richly detailed and deftly plotted new historical mystery with a captivating heroine.

A WBUR On Point Best Book of 2018 ● A Boston Globe Best Book of 2018 ● A Times of India Best Book of 2018


Author interview ● Discussion questions for reading groups ● Essays on the real-life inspirations behind the novel ● Delicious recipes taken from the story ● A preview of Book 2: The Satapur Moonstone (May 2019)


Photo credit: Jim Burger

Photo credit: Jim Burger

SUJATA MASSEY was born in England to parents from India and Germany, was raised mostly 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. Visit her website at