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Sujata Massey is the author of historical and mystery fiction set in Asia. She is best known for the Perveen Mistry series published in the United States by Soho Press and in India by Penguin Random House India. In June, 2021, THE BOMBAY PRINCE, third book in the series, releases in the US/Canada and Australia/New Zealand; it will be published by Penguin India later the same month.

THE WIDOWS OF MALABAR HILL, the first Perveen novel, was named a Best Mystery/Thriller of 2018 and also an Amazon Best Mystery/Thriller of 2018. Additionally, the book won the Bruce Alexander Best Historical Mystery Award, the Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery and the Mary Higgins Clark Award, all in 2019.

The second Perveen novel, THE SATAPUR MOONSTONE, won
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Longing for Lakes

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View of downtown from Lake of the IslesView of downtown from Lake of the Isles

I’m filing this dispatch from Minnesota, where I’ve arrived early for a mystery convention. The last two Bouchercon gatherings of 2020 and 2021 were virtual, making this year’s gathering in Minneapolis especially tempting to me, not only to see mystery friends but to revisit the beautiful “City of Lake

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Sujata Massey is starting The Sleeping Dictionary: Pom, a young Bengali woman, makes her way from poverty to power in 1930s and '40s British-ruled India. As she secretly works to help India gain independence from the British, she wonders if love will ever be within her reach. "Gifted Storyteller"--USA TODAY. "An ambitious story of love and suspense and identity."--LAURA LIPPMAN, NYT Bestselling Author
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Perveen leaves Bombay to travel to the mountains of Satapur, where she investigates the safety of a young Maharaja. Is the royal family cursed, or is there treachery afoot? "Well researched and convincing." --THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. "The sequel is a ...more
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“Remember this! It is never an entire people who is cruel; it is merely individuals who exert their will on others.”
Sujata Massey, The Sleeping Dictionary

“Crockery broke and fabric frayed. The delicate things I cared about perished, while the hard things like swords survived.”
Sujata Massey, The Samurai's Daughter

“We worship differently, but we are not so far apart in our hearts,”
Sujata Massey, The Widows of Malabar Hill

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