The first time I got a hard copy of this book was in 2011, immediately after it released, i lent it to a friend before I start reading it and never got it back. Over time i absolutely forgot about it. Recently at the mention of a bollywood movie Haseen Parker, which is based on a female gangster i remembered about this gem of a book again. Hussain Zaidi is known for investigate journalism and writing books about Mumbai's underworld. Mafia Queens of Mumbai is about 13 women that played a big part in forming/destroying the Mumbai Mafia. From drug peddling to playing mother to the most wanted Dawood Ibrahim to taking a stand about legalising prostitution in India, we see shades of black, blue and everything in between. The book is gritty, graphic, juicy and has many many suspenseful twists. This book is very essential to completing Bombay's portrait of a corrupt city.