Wilton Library Hosts Mystery Author Sujata Massey on Jan. 17

Wilton Library will host Sujata Massey, author of "The Widows of Malabar Hill: A Mystery of 1920s Bombay," on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. A Q&A and book signing will follow the talk, which is free and open to the public. Registration is highly recommended. Click here to register online. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan.

Inspired in part by the woman who made history as India’s first female attorney, "The Widows of Malabar Hill" is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp and promising new sleuth.

Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father’s law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a legal education from Oxford, Perveen also has a tragic personal history that makes women’s legal rights especially important to her.

Mistry Law has been appointed to execute the will of Mr. Omar Farid, a wealthy Muslim mill owner who has left three widows behind. But as Perveen examines the paperwork, she notices something strange: all three of the wives have signed over their full inheritance to a charity. What will they live on? Perveen is suspicious and now it is her responsibility to figure out what really happened on Malabar Hill. 
 
Sujata Massey was born in England to parents from India and Germany, raised mostly in St. Paul, Minnesota, and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Her novels have won the Agatha and Macavity awards and been finalists for the Edgar, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark prizes.  Visit her website at sujatamassey.com
 
Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in Wilton. For more information, phone (203) 762-6334, or visit wiltonlibrary.org.

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