Libby Hellmann will speak with award-winning author Sujata Massey about her newest woman Detective working in 1920’s Bombay in The Widows of Malabar Hill.
Viewers are welcome to submit questions for the author in advance – and order a signed book to be sent to your home!
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey $26.95 Air Date/Time: January 10, 3:30pm (Central) 400p, hardcover
1920s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s first female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows… when the case takes a turn toward the murderous.
The author of the Agatha and Macavity Award-winning Rei Shimura novels brings us an atmospheric new historical mystery with a captivating heroine.
Inspired in part by the woman who made history as India’s first female attorney, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp and promising new sleuth.
Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father’s law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a legal education from Oxford,...
Libby Hellmann spoke with journalist Emilie Lucchesi about her new book, Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago.
A true crime tale about a poor immigrant woman with very little English – and a very dead husband – the criminal justice system that sentenced her to hang, and the media circus that made her face the most hated in the nation.
Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago By Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi $26.99 Air Date/Time September 7, 3pm (Central) 1st ed., 336 pages, cloth
Sabella Nitti was an Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled on her primitive family farm outside Chicago before her arrest in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago.
Journalist Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi leads readers through Sabella’s sensational case, showing how, with no evidence and no witnesses, she was the target of an obsessed deputy sheriff and the victim of a faulty legal system. She was also—to the men who convicted her and the reporters fixated on her—ugly. For that unforgiveable crime, the media painted her as...