The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer

Author: Shrabani Basu

Publisher: Bloomsbury

My Review: 🌟🌟🌟.5
It is a very well researched crime thriller depicting the story of George Edalji, the son of Shapurji Edalji who was born in Bombay, India and became the vicar of St. Leonard’s Church in Great Wryly, England. George became a victim of racism. He was accused of killing horses and attacked by people just because he was dark skinned. The story reveals how Arthur Conan Doyle, the writer of Sherlock Holmes helped George to fight his case.
The book is set during the late 1800s. The story is well narrated and points out every minute detail. In the book we come through pictures of the Edalji family, the policemen who were involved in the case and even the threatening letters sent to the vicarage. The characters are well described with enough background history which makes you feel connected to them. The language is simple and easily understandable. The main thing which attracted me towards the book is the mention of Arthur Conan Doyle. If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan like me you will definitely be intrigued to find out how Arthur Conan Doyle helped the case. But sometimes I found some parts to be little lengthy and repetitive which could easily have been avoided. Although, if you are someone who loves historical fictions/non-fictions and is curious to gain in-depth knowledge regarding a subject, you are definitely going to enjoy this book


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