THE WIDOWS OF MALABAR HILL.
Edition: First printing.
New York: SOHO Press, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in a new series, this is set in 1920s Bombay, and introduces Perveen Mistry, Bombays first female solicitor, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family has just joined her fathers law firm, handling contracts and estate work. When one of her fathers Muslim clients dies and the trustee of the estate submits paperwork, signed by his three widows (who were living in complete seclusion under the system of purdah), donating the bulk of their inheritance to charity, Perveens suspicions are aroused. The character of Perveen Mistry was inspired by the life of Cornelia Sorabji. Winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Glossary, 385 pp. ISBN: 978-1616957780.
Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (closed tear to upper edge of front cover of dj)