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The Satapur Moonstone

The Satapur Moonstone

Sujata Massey
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India, 1922. A curse seems to have fallen upon the royal family of Satapur, a princely kingdom tucked away in the lush Sahyadari mountains, where both the maharaja and his teenage son have met with untimely deaths. 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.

When a dispute arises between the royal ladies over the education of the young crown prince, a lawyer’s counsel is required to settle the matter. Since the maharanis live in purdah, the one person who can help is Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer. But Perveen arrives to find that the Satapur Palace is full of cold-blooded power play 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?

‘A marvellously plotted, richly detailed series’
WASHINGTON POST

‘Even better than the series’ impressive debut’
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

‘Perveen Mistry . . . is sure to join the leads of great mystery fiction’
SUSAN ELIA MACNEAL

‘An astonishing heroine’
BAPSI SIDHWA

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: May/2019

ISBN: 9780143428220

Length : 392 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

The Satapur Moonstone

Sujata Massey

India, 1922. A curse seems to have fallen upon the royal family of Satapur, a princely kingdom tucked away in the lush Sahyadari mountains, where both the maharaja and his teenage son have met with untimely deaths. 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.

When a dispute arises between the royal ladies over the education of the young crown prince, a lawyer’s counsel is required to settle the matter. Since the maharanis live in purdah, the one person who can help is Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer. But Perveen arrives to find that the Satapur Palace is full of cold-blooded power play 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?

‘A marvellously plotted, richly detailed series’
WASHINGTON POST

‘Even better than the series’ impressive debut’
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

‘Perveen Mistry . . . is sure to join the leads of great mystery fiction’
SUSAN ELIA MACNEAL

‘An astonishing heroine’
BAPSI SIDHWA

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Sujata Massey

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

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