Book Review: ‘The Bombay Prince’ by Sujata Massey

Slow and boring are words that describe this book. Reading it was like pulling teeth.

Mumbai, India. Formerly known as Bombay.

You know, not every book I read is going to be a winner, not every book is going to be a 4 or 5* effort. But here on my Bookshelf you will get to follow what I read and what I think about books, be they good or bad. The Bombay Prince was a total disappointment to me, maybe because I had hoped for so much more with the buildup I had been reading about it. But slow and boring are words that describe this book, and the book would have been better had it not tried to combine a murder mystery with political ideals.

‘The Bombay Prince’ by Sujata Massey

I really wanted to like this book. I like the setting, 1920’s Bombay, India, a good murder mystery and yet this book just dragged. Reading it was like pulling teeth. I could not connect with the characters, and while there were some good scenes, they were few and far between.

We are dealing with the 3rd book of the Perveen Mistry series and by now I would have thought our heroine, Perveen, who is the first female lawyer in Bombay would have been more worldly. I found most of her thoughts and actions totally unbelievable even for a young lawyer. I also seemed to recognize the plot from other books I have read (maybe I read too much!) which was disappointing. Some may very well enjoy this book, but for me, I think this is the last book in the series I will read. Just a disappointing effort in my opinion.

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