Sujata Massey
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Sujata Massey

Sujata Massey is an award-winning author of historical and mystery fiction set in Asia.
However, her personal story begins in England, where she was born to parents from India and Germany who began reading to her shortly after her birth. Sujata kept on reading as she grew up mostly in the United States (California, Pennsylvania and Minnesota) and earned her BA from the Johns Hopkins University's Writing Seminars program. Her first job was as a reporter at the Baltimore Evening Sun newspaper, where she wrote stories about fashion, food and culture. Although she loved her work, she left when she got married to a young naval officer posted to Japan.

Sujata and her husband lived in the Tokyo-Yokohama area which forms most of the settings of her Rei Shimura mysteries. The eleven novel series has collected many mystery award nominations, including the Edgar, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark awards, and even won a few: the Agatha and Macavity prizes for traditional mystery fiction. The Rei Shimura mysteries are published in 18 countries. The first book in the series is THE SALARYMAN'S WIFE, and the eleventh is THE KIZUNA COAST which was listed as the most-borrowed ebook is the Self-E Library reads borrowing program for 2016. Rei Shimura mystery short stories are in MURDER MOST CRAFTY, MALICE DOMESTIC 10, AND MURDER MOST CRAFTY.

In 2013, Sujata began writing about India. THE SLEEPING DICTiONARY is a historic espionage novel set in 1930s-40s Calcutta told from a young Bengali woman's point of view. It's also out as a Dreamworks audiobook, and is published in India, Italy and Turkey under different titles. This was followed by INDIA GRAY HISTORIC FICTION, an ebook and paperback collection of stories and novellas featuring strong Asian women heroines throughout history. Included is a story featuring Kamala from THE SLEEPING DICTIONARY and a prequel novelette featuring Perveen Mistry. A Perveen story is included in THE USUAL SANTAS, a story anthology to be published in October 2017.

Sujata's next book is THE WIDOWS OF MALABAR HILL, a historical mystery set in 1920s Bombay that comes out in January 2018 from Soho Press in the US. It also releases as THE MALABAR HILL MYSTERY in February 2018 from Penguin/Random India. The first in the new Perveen Mistry series, it's an exciting story about Bombay's first woman lawyer. Perveen, the 23-year-old daughter of a distinguished Parsi family, is convinced her clients--three widows and four children--are in danger. Can she use the law to save them, or will it take more action?

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    • The Widows of Malabar Hill

    • By: Sujata Massey
    • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 644
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 592
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    Introducing an extraordinary female lawyer-sleuth in a new historical series set in 1920s Bombay....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Historical Mystery

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-07-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Sleeping Dictionary

    • By: Sujata Massey
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Set between 1925 and the end of World War II, The Sleeping Dictionary is the story of Kamala, born to a peasant family in West Bengal, who makes her way to Calcutta of the 1930s....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It is a romance but...

    • By K Cornwinkle on 09-26-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Usual Santas

    • A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers
    • By: Helene Tursten, Mick Herron, Martin Limon, and others
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen, John Keating, Barbara Caruso, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Sixteen delightful holiday short stories by some of your favorite Soho crime authors....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Cheerful..... and NOT usual!

    • By PKsweets on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Typhoon Lover

    • Rei Shimura Mysteries, Book 8
    • By: Sujata Massey
    • Narrated by: Zehra Fazal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
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    A young woman with a foothold in two cultures, Rei Shimura has gone wherever fortune and her unruly passions have led her throughout her chaotic 20s....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rei at her finest

    • By Catherine P on 03-10-13

    Regular price: $24.95

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