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The Satapur Moonstone
The Satapur Moonstone | Sujata Massey
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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ralexist
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In book 2 we follow Perveen as she's called to act on behalf two widowed maharanis to decide the educational fate of the young crown prince in the SE kingdom of Satapur. Strange things have befallen the previous two rulers and the safety of the whole family dynasty is at stake. I love the era and I love learning about the various aspects of law that have to be applied and once again I'm saddened that I have to wait another year for the next one.

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LiteraryLona
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I love listening to Sujata‘s books! The stories are interesting and unique!

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Naj
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Meh. What a disappointment after the brilliant first book which is one of the best books I've read this year. Predictable, boring, long winded. And all of this despite the plot involving two murders and a royal scandal. I'll read the next one only because I love Perveen's character.
2/5 🌟

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Suelizbeth
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My favorite heroine is Perveen Mistry. She is a lawyer in India in the 1920s, an independent woman determined to live her life her way. This is the second mystery in the series and it is every bit as good as the first. I love that these stories, while fiction, deal with the history of India under British rule. Perveen, despite her cultural constraints, is a feminist before her time. Great fun to read and extremely well written. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I really love the new Perveen Mistry series. It‘s historical fiction about a female lawyer in 1920s Bombay. These books are packed with brilliant world building, wonderful characters and mysteries that are genuinely fun to (try to) solve. I can‘t wait for the next installment.

ManyWordsLater Looks like a Jacqueline Winspear novel. Do they compare? 3mo
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PedanticPastorMartha
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A bit slow to get started, but just as good as the first. Massey is a great mystery writer, I can‘t wait for #3 in the Perveen Mistry series!

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Blueberry
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I am enjoying this #CurrentRead as I did the first in this series also.

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Mel
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June reads - some hits and some misses #june

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MallenNC
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Another summer Friday & I‘m #happy to be starting this new book. #SongsofSummer

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Cool cover! 4mo
TNbookworm ❤ Perveen Mistry 4mo
MallenNC @TNbookworm I loved the first one! 4mo
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Pamwurtzler
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I‘m loving this series set in early 1920‘s India. The mystery is good, and you get a great feel for the culture of the time and the limitations placed on women, even the lawyer.

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Booksnchill
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The second installment of the Perveen Mistry series. This time Perveen is sent to the kingdom of Satapur to help the mother and wife of the former Maharaja come to agreement on sending the boy who will be maharaja out of the kingdom to be educated- for his own good? To avoid the fate of his father and older brother? Perveen meets the agent of the British raj- Colin- and I think he will be appearing again- I missed Bombay but a good story well done

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Crazeedi
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I really enjoyed the first book in this series, so this one was deeply disappointing. I read 80% of it and then said 'done!' Maybe it's just me but I just couldn't get into it

Suet624 Oh, I wondered how this one would be. :((
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janeycanuck
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So delighted to have picked up the second Perveen Mistry book. I enjoyed the first one so much and this did not disappoint. Perveen is such a fantastic character - smart and witty and so ahead of her time. I hope Massey writes a hundred more!

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Jen2
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I love this series!!!

Tamra I‘m anxious to read #1. 5mo
Naj It's out! Thanks for posting this. Ordering ASAP 5mo
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Eggbeater
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Both books in this series tackle issues of feminism, race, and imperialism and combine it with a gift for storytelling and suspense that is rare. I don't think there are other books like this out there. I felt like I learned a lot about Indian history.

I fell asleep with my timer on but my best guess is 5 hrs 53 min for the first day of the #24B4Monday #MayMadness #readathon @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader

Clwojick You‘re doing great! 👏🏻 5mo
MidnightBookGirl I really love this series! 5mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Another great Perveen Mistry mystery! I listened to the audiobook, and it bummed me out a little that they switched narrators (I preferred the narrator that did The Widows of Malabar Hill, but after awhile I liked the new narrator and suspect her performance might work better for a larger audience). There's a hint of romance, and book 2 delves into more of the politics of British rule of 1920's India. I can't wait for book 3!!!!

Eggbeater I went right out and got the audio of this as soon as I saw your post and realized it was out. I loved Malabar Hill. 5mo
MidnightBookGirl @Eggbeater I love this series! I really need to check out her other books.
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MidnightBookGirl
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I loved the first book in the series, The Widows of Malabar Hill and I am glad to be back with the Mistry family. #audiobook #librofm

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