Australian Women’s Weekly NZ
The Bombay Prince Sujata Massey, by Allen & Unwin
If you’ve yet to discover Sujata Massey’s deliciously fun murder mysteries this is a great one to start with. Our sleuthing protagonist, Bombay’s feisty first female lawyer Perveen Mistry, is contacted by Freny, head of Woodburn College’s student union for representation of a “political” nature. It is November 1921 and Gandhi, also a lawyer
– if more famous – is campaigning for an independent India. The Prince of Wales is visiting – a rather aloof, if dapper Edward – and a body of students want to boycott the parade even though college rules dictate their attendance. They aren’t the only dissenters and protests abound. Then Freny is found lying in the college garden, “two rivulets of blood” running from beneath her head.
Has she been murdered? Perveen must crack the case. Utterly delightful.