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The Satapur Moonstone Read & Download ô 109 ↠ [Reading] ➿ The Satapur Moonstone By Sujata Massey – The highly anticipated follow up to the critically acclaimed novel The Widows of Malabar HillIndia 1922 It is rainy season in the lush remote Sahyadri mountains where the princely state of Satapur is ThThe highly anticipated follow up to the critically acclaimed novel The Widows of Malabar HillIndia It is rainy season in the lush remote Sahyadri mountains where the princely state 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 hunting accident Th. This is the second in the series and not uite as strong as the first In the 1920’s the female Bombay lawyer Perveen is unable to argue in court and works as a solicitor for her father’s firm She is hired as a counselor to determine the education of a crown prince which is in dispute between his mother and grandmother the dowager ueen The men of the royal family have tragically died so an agent of the state now rules the province Once again the women are observing purdah and once again Perveen is the answer the problem but encounters a web of intrigue In this installment Perveen has lost some of her chutzpah and I had hoped the storyline would have varied from the practice of purdah which occurred in the first of the series Will I read the third Possibly

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Y’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 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 curs. The Satapur Moonstone is the second book in the Perveen Mistry series by award winning British born American author Sujata Massey When the governor’s top councillor offers Bombay’s first female solicitor Perveen Mistry a small job in the Sahyadri Mountains at the tiny Princely State of Satapur she’s a little hesitant The work finding an agreement between the widow of the late maharaja and the dowager maharani regards the education and welfare of the prospective ruler the ten year old maharaja would not present a problem; working for the British Government however she finds distinctly unappealing But anticipating that it may lead to further such work for women in seclusion she accepts And apparently the scenery is spectacular and cooler weather in October will be welcome After a somewhat undignified arrival in the area she meets the political agent an Oxford educated civil servant Colin Sandringham who is not at all what she was expecting During her stay at the Circuit House Perveen meets some interesting guests and has a chance to learn about the people and situation at the Royal Palace Concerns expressed in letters from the two women at odds have her wondering about the young prince’s safety Her concern is reinforced by the interviews she conducts at the Palace after an unpleasant journey and a poor welcome Perveen begins to entertain doubts about the accidental nature of the older brother’s demise the previous year And when there is a death she also worries about her own safetyMassey gives the reader another interesting and intriguing historical mystery The setting a castle isolated by weather and terrain for months at a time is different; the plot has plenty of twists and red herrings to keep the reader guessing right up to the dramatic climax; and lots of fascinating details such as travelling by palanuin the intricacies of succession rules Royal etiuette and customs and degrees of seclusion practised by Indian women keep the reader enthralled While Perveen’s marital status still precludes any sort of liaison there is a hint of a possible romance The mention of 1922 in the back cover blurb is puzzling as the events clearly take place in October 1921 following directly on from the events of A Murder At Malabar Hill This is excellent historical fiction and of the plucky and appealing Perveen Mistry will be most welcomeThis unbiased review is from an uncorrected proof copy provided by Allen Unwin

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The Satapur MoonstoneE state is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur’s two maharanis the dowager ueen and her daughter in law   The royal ladies The Satapur PDFEPUB or are in a dispute over the education of the young crown prince and a lawyer’s counsel is reuired However the maharanis live in purdah and do not speak to men Just one person can help them Perveen Mistry Bomba. Perveen Mistry India’s only female lawyer was headed from Bombay to the kingdom of Satapur where the royal family had been decimated by the death of the king and then his eldest son Perveen was to listen to the young ten year old prince’s mother and grandmother who were at odds over the child’s education and future making a recommendation which she would take back to Bombay when she returned At eighteen the prince would take over the reins of the kingdom but in the meantime his education was of vital importance Should he go to boarding school in England as his mother hadThe dowager ueen and the maharaja’s widow were in purdah and could only see another woman – hence Perveen’s arrival But there was much going on in the background and it wasn’t long before she felt unsafe herself The royal prince and his sister the princess were delightful children but would Perveen be able to keep them safe The Satapur Moonstone is the 2nd in the Perveen Mistry series by Sujata Massey and is set in 1922 in India The rainy season with the lush forests surrounding the palace; the multitude of animals including the monkeys; the sense of danger lurking in every corner – once again it set a perfect tone in the story I did find it a little less gripping than the 1st A Murder at Malabar Hill but I enjoyed it all the same The tension rose in the last third of the book while the rest seemed a gentle moving forward to the conclusion RecommendedWith thanks to Allen Unwin for my ARC to read in exchange for an honest review