Midnight at Malabar House

Midnight at Malabar House

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Available From 27 August 2020
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Released August 20, 2020
ISBN 9781473685468

£16.99

Bombay, New Year's Eve, 1949


As India celebrates the arrival of a momentous new decade, Inspector Persis Wadia stands vigil in the basement of Malabar House, home to the city's most unwanted unit of police officers. Six months after joining the force she remains India's first female police detective, mistrusted, sidelined and now consigned to the midnight shift.
And so, when the phone rings to report the murder of prominent English diplomat Sir James Herriot, the country's most sensational case falls into her lap.


As 1950 dawns and India prepares to become the world's largest republic, Persis, accompanied by Scotland Yard criminalist Archie Blackfinch, finds herself investigating a case that is becoming more political by the second. Navigating a country and society in turmoil, Persis, smart, stubborn and untested in the crucible of male hostility that surrounds her, must find a way to solve the murder - whatever the cost.

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Vaseem Khan

Vaseem Khan is the author of the Baby Ganesh Agency crime novels set in modern Mumbai, India. His aim with the series is to take readers on a journey to the heart of modern India, showcasing both the colour and darker aspects of this incredible country. The first novel in his new historical crime series set in 1950s India, MIDNIGHT AT MALABAR HOUSE, features India's first female police detective.

His first book THE UNEXPECTED INHERITANCE OF INSPECTOR CHOPRA was a Times Bestseller and an Amazon Best Debut. The second in the series THE PERPLEXING THEFT OF THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN won the 2017 Shamus Award for Best Original Private Investigator Paperback. The third, THE STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF A BOLLYWOOD STAR focused on India's movie industry, and the fourth, MURDER AT THE GRAND RAJ PALACE, was described by Publisher's Weekly as “the best entry in the series to date”. The fifth is called BAD DAY AT THE VULTURE CLUB.
Vaseem was born in London in 1973, studied finance at the London School of Economics, before spending a decade on the subcontinent. He returned to the UK in 2006 and has since worked at University College London for the Department of Security and Crime Science. Elephants are third on his list of passions, first and second being great literature and cricket, not always in that order.

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