For centuries, the Koh-i-Noor diamond has set man against man and king against king.
Now part of the British Crown Jewels, the priceless gem is a prize that many have killed to possess.
So when the Crown Jewels go on display in Mumbai, security is everyone's principal concern. And yet, on the very day Inspector Chopra visits the exhibition, the diamond is stolen from under his nose.
The heist was daring and seemingly impossible. The hunt is on for the culprits. But it soon becomes clear that only one man and his elephant can possibly crack this case...
Featuring the most charming crime-solving duo ever to grace the pages of a book, the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series is a must-read for fans of Alexander McCall Smith.
For more from Vaseem Khan, check out:
Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
About the Author
Vaseem Khan first saw an elephant lumbering down the middle of the road in 1997 when he arrived in India to work as a consultant. It was the most unusual thing he'd ever encountered and served as the inspiration behind his series of crime novels.
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 daily by the way modern science is being employed to tackle crime.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The return of Inspector Chopra is utterly successful--joined by the right-hand assistant he previously left behind when he retired from the police force, Chopra is on the case of two mysteries: the disappearance of a politically-charged jewel from the Queen's crown, and a prank at a Catholic school that could have more serious consequences. With favorite characters from the first volume (Poppy and Ganesha in particular shine here), as well as the wonderfully new character of a boy who becomes like the son Chopra and Poppy have always wanted--and who bravely faces peril in the slums in order to save Ganesha, readers will be glad to return to Inspector Chopra's agency for another action-packed adventure.