Author: Sujata Massey
Categories: Traditional Mystery/ International/ Historical
Book Type: Paperback
Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected family, has joined her father's law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Perveen also has a tragic personal history that makes her devoted to championing and protecting women's legal rights.
Mistry Law is appointed to execute the will of Omar Farid who has left three widows behind. As Perveen goes through the paperwork, she notices that all of the wives have signed over their inheritance to a charity. What will they live on if they forfeit their inheritance? Perveen is suspicious since one of the widows signed her form with an "X," meaning she probably couldn't read the document. The Farid widows live in seclusion, never leaving the women's quarters or speaking to any men. Are they being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous guardian? Perveen realizes her instincts about the will were correct when tensions escalate to murder. She must figure out what really happened on Malabar Hill, and ensure that no innocent women or children are in further danger.
Inspired in part by a real woman who made history by becoming India's first female lawyer.