Sujata Massey was born in England to Indian and German parents and raised in St. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and now resides in Baltimore, Maryland. Before becoming a full-time novelist, she worked as a features reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun. The Widows of Malabar Hill, Perveen Mistry's first novel, was an international success and received the Agatha, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Awards. Sujata Massey's website is sujatamassey.com.