Japan and India (Massey)

The Widows of Malabar Hill (A Mystery of 1920s Bombay)Today, it is cold and snowy where I live.  What better weather for reading a novel that is set in a hot climate, in this case India.  A full review of this novel is to follow but so far I am truly enjoying it.  This is the first in a series about Perveen Mistry, the first female lawyer in her Indian city in the 1920s.  I look forward to finishing this and to reading the next novel when it is released.

The author, Sujata Massey, is an author I know well.  I have read all of her Rei Shimura mysteries and I cannot recommend them too highly.  In each, while reading an absorbing and character driven story, the reader learns about an aspect of Japanese culture.  The first novel, The Salaryman’s Wife, is about exactly what this says, a wife who is home while her husband works.  In other novels, I learned about manga, flower arranging, pearl diving, etc.  There are recurring characters, romance, family, murder and excellent mysteries.  If you have not tried this series, you should! (in order)  And when you finish, move on to India and Malabar Hill.

The Salaryman's Wife (Rei Shimura Mysteries Book 1)The Flower Master: A Rei Shimura Mystery (Rei Shimura Mysteries Book 3)The Kizuna Coast: A Rei Shimura Mystery (Rei Shimura Mysteries Book 11)Girl in a Box (Rei Shimura Mysteries Book 9)These are just a few of the books but look for them all.  You won’t regret it but, if you do, please let me know.

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