The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey audiobook

The Satapur Moonstone

By Sujata Massey
Read by Sneha Mathan

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The Perveen Mistry Series: Book 2

12.03 Hours Unabridged
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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?

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Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the 2020 Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery

Finalist for the 2020 Sue Grafton Memorial Award

A Crime Reads Pick of the Year's Best Historical Crime Novels

A BookBub Editors' Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019

A BookRiot Pick of 2019's Most Anticipated Books

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Well researched and convincing.” Wall Street Journal
The Satapur Moonstone is a flawless gem. Historical mysteries don’t get any better than this.” New York Journal of Books
“Perveen, whose aim is to help women and children, continues to engage us, thereby ensuring a long-running series.” Seattle Times
One of my favorite books of the year.” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
“A meticulous engagement with another era, and another country, whose conflicts of power reverberate into the contemporary.” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
“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)
“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)
“Sneha Mathan makes the fictional state of Satapur in 1920s India seem real through her portrayal of lawyer-turned-detective Paveen Mistry. Mathan’s narration is quick, light, and easy on the ear, helping us make sense of the palace intrigue that soon entangles Paveen…Mathan balances the heroine’s plucky, smart spirit and ongoing arch interior monologue with a deftness that has us chuckling even as the danger around her mounts. Will she able to settle the women’s dispute and navigate palace intrigues? Mathan keeps us hanging on every word in order to find out.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Sujata Massey

Author Bio: Sujata Massey

Sujata Massey worked as 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.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English