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Vaseem Khan (born 1973) is a British writer, author of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency novels – a series of crime novels set in India – featuring retired Mumbai police Inspector Ashwin Chopra and his sidekick, a baby elephant named Ganesha. Vaseem had won the Shamus Award and the Eastern Eye's Arts Culture & Theatre Awards for Literature. Biography Khan was born in the London Borough of Newham, studied at the Coopers' Company and Coborn School in Upminster, Havering, did A-Levels at Newham College, before studying Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He subsequently spent a decade on the subcontinent working as a management consultant to an Indian hotel group building environmentally-friendly hotels around the country, called ECOTELS. The flagship hotel is called The Orchid, An Ecotel and is located in Mumbai. He returned to the UK in 2006 and has since worked at University College London for the Department of Security and Crime Science. The department attempts to apply science and engineering to preventing, reducing and better detecting crime. It is one of the highest ranked departments in the country in its field. The decade that Khan spent in India inspired him to write The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, which was taken up by literary agents A.M. Heath in 2014. Khan was subsequently offered a four-book contract by Mullholland Books, an imprint of publishers Hodder & Stoughton for the first books in this series, referred to as the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series. In January 2016, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra was selected for the Waterstones Book Club, and later named a Waterstones Paperback of the Year. It was also named as a Daily Telegraph Pick of the Week (in conjunction with WHSmith), an Amazon Best Debut, and was a top 10 best-seller in The Times Saturday review. Khan wrote for over twenty years before he was published, completing half-a-dozen unpublished novels and collecting numerous rejection slips. He uses his own example to offer advice to young writers who he recommends "write, write and then, when you're sick of it, write some more." Works The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra is the first novel in the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series, in which newly retired Inspector Chopra investigates the suspicious drowning of a poor local boy, a case no one seems to want solved. At the same time he comes to grips with the surreal situation of being sent a baby elephant by his long-lost uncle. Published in August 2015, it went on to become a Times best-seller. Vaseem has stated that his objective with this series was to take readers to the heart of modern India to give them an idea of what India "looks like, feels like, sounds like, smells like, even tastes like".The second novel in the series is entitled The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown. The plot of the novel revolves around the theft of the world's most famous diamond – the Koh-i-Noor, originally mined in India before being appropriated by the British and handed to Queen Victoria during the Raj. In the novel the Crown Jewels are brought to India for a special exhibition. A daring robbery sees the Koh-i-Noor stolen and Chopra and Ganesha called in to try and recover the great diamond. In the third contracted novel in the series The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star Chopra and Ganesha are on the trail of a kidnapped Indian film actor, and in the fourth Murder at the Grand Raj Palace they tackle the murder of an American billionaire at India's most iconic hotel. The fifth in the series, Bad Day at the Vulture Club, sees Chopra investigating the death of a wealthy man from the Parsee community. The Parsees do not bury or cremate their dead. They leave them out in stone structures called Towers of Silence for vultures to consume in a process called excarnation. On his decision to include an elephant as Chopra's sidekick Vaseem has said: "I thought it would be different and fun to cast an elephant in a crime-fighting role. On a purely practical level elephants possess all the qualities of the best detectives. They're highly intelligent, and have those amazing memories – that's not a myth. They also have a wide range of emotions, which is important to me as a writer because my novel isn't just about the crimes but about the dynamic between Inspector Chopra, this rigid, middle-aged policeman, this baby elephant who he is forced to adopt, and his irrepressible wife, Poppy." In 2020, Midnight at Malabar House was published, introducing India’s first female police detective, Persis Wadia. The story is set in Bombay, 1950. As India stands on the eve of becoming a republic, Persis is tasked to investigate the murder of senior British diplomat Sir James Herriot. Bibliography Baby Ganesh Detective Agency novels 2015: The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra 2016: The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown 2017: The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star 2018: Murder at the Grand Raj Palace 2019: Bad Day at the Vulture ClubBaby Ganesh Detective Agency novellas 2018: Inspector Chopra & the Million Dollar Motor Car 2019: Last Victim of the Monsoon ExpressMalabar House series 2020: Midnight at Malabar HouseReferences . Discover the Vaseem Khan popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Vaseem Khan books.

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The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown book summary, reviews and downlod

The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

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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 po...

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Inspector Chopra and the Million-Dollar Motor Car

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An enchanting Baby Ganesh Agency short story: a million-dollar car is missing. Chopra has two days to find it, or the gangster who bought it will not be happy. The Premier...

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Bad Day at the Vulture Club

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In the gripping new Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigate the death of one of Mumbai's wealthiest citizens, a murder with ramifications for its ...

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The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star

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Mumbai is a city that thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters.But as Chopra is about to discover, even in the city of dreams, there is no guarantee of a happy...

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Murder at the Grand Raj Palace

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For a century the iconic Grand Raj Palace Hotel has welcomed the world's elite. From film stars to foreign dignitaries, anyone who is anyone stays at the Grand Raj. The last ...

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The Dying Day

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'The Da Vinci Code meets post-Independence India. I'd be surprised if I read a better book this year' M. W. CRAVEN'This is a crime novel for everyone; for th...

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L'inspecteur Chopra et l'héritage inattendu

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Le jour où il prend sa retraite, l'inspecteur Chopra reçoit un gros, un très gros cadeau : Ganesh, un bébé éléphant. Légèrement encombrant... surtout quand le policier, lui-mê...

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L'inaspettata eredità dell'ispettore Chopra

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Il primo caso dell’agenzia investigativa Baby Ganesh Un esordio scintillante Una trama ritmata, una serie di personaggi inimitabili Il giorno in cui è costre...

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The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

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On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra inherits two unexpected mysteries. The first is the case of a drowned boy, whose suspicious death no one seems to want solve...

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Midnight at Malabar House

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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...

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Last Victim of the Monsoon Express

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A new novella in the charming Baby Ganesh Agency series.In a symbolic journey of reconciliation, the Monsoon Express is travelling between hostile neighbours India and ...

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Murder at the Grand Raj Palace: Baby Ganesh Agency, Book 4 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Murder at the Grand Raj Palace: Baby Ganesh Agency, Book 4 (Unabridged)

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In the enchanting new Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick go undercover to investigate a murder at Mumbai's grandest hotel. For a century th...

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The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

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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 po...

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Inspector Chopra und der Juwelenraub

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Zum ersten Mal seit Langem werden die britischen Kronjuwelen wieder in Indien ausgestellt. Ausgerechnet am Tag, als Inspector Chopra das Museum in Mumbai besucht, geschieht jedoch das Undenk...

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Midnight at Malabar House

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Bombay, New Year's Eve, 1949As India celebrates the arrival of a momentous new decade, Inspector Persis Wadia stands vigil in the basement of Malabar House, home to the ci...

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Murder at the Grand Raj Palace

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In the enchanting new Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick go undercover to investigate a murder at Mumbai's grandest hotel.F...

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Bad Day at the Vulture Club

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In the gripping new Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigate the death of one of Mumbai's wealthiest citizens, a murder with ramifications for its ...

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The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

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On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra inherits two unexpected mysteries. The first is the case of a drowned boy, whose suspicious death no one seems to want solve...

Ein Elefant für Inspector Chopra MP3 Audiobook

Ein Elefant für Inspector Chopra

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Am Tag seiner Pensionierung stolpert Inspector Chopra über zwei mysteriöse Ereignisse: Das erste ist der rätselhafte Fall eines ertrunkenen Jungen, dessen Tod niemanden interessiert. Die ...

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Inspector Chopra and the Million-Dollar Motor Car

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A Quick Reads Baby Ganesh novella, in which Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick have two days to solve the mystery of a missing - and very costly - car.An enchan...

Last Victim of the Monsoon Express MP3 Audiobook

Last Victim of the Monsoon Express

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A new novella in the charming Baby Ganesh Agency series.In a symbolic journey of reconciliation, the Monsoon Express is travelling between hostile neighbours Ind...

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