Midnight at Malabar House

Midnight at Malabar House

by Vaseem Khan

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'The leading character is the deftly drawn Persis Wadia, the country's first female detective. She's a wonderful creation and this is a hugely enjoyable book' Ann Cleeves

'This is historical crime fiction at its best - a compelling mix of social insight and complex plotting with a thoroughly engaging heroine. A highly promising new series'Mail on Sunday

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473685499
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date: 08/20/2020
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,181
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Born in East London, Vaseem Khan moved to India in 1997, where he fell in love with the sights, sounds and history of Mumbai. He returned to the UK in 2006 and now works at University College London for the Department of Security and Crime Science where he is astonished on a daily basis by the way modern science is being employed to tackle crime. He is the author of five novels and two novellas in the Baby Ganesh Agency series.

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