Vaseem Khan

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Vaseem Khan is the author of two award-winning crime series set in India. His debut, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 40 best crime novels published 2015-2020. In 2021, Midnight at Malabar House, the first in the highly acclaimed Malabar House novels set in 1950s Bombay, won The Crime Writers’ Association Historical Dagger. His latest work, The Lost Man of Bombay, is the third incredible novel in the Malabar House series featuring Persis Wadia, India’s first female police detective. Vaseem was born in England but spent a decade working in India. Vaseem also co-hosts the popular crime fiction podcast, The Red Hot Chilli Writers.


Praise for The Lost Man of Bombay

“This is historical crime fiction at its sharpest, set on the brink of independence and during a dramatic period of the subcontinent’s history”

– the Sunday Times

“Outstanding. I’ve always been a fan of Vaseem Khan but this latest offering is something special and something new” 

– Imran Mahmood, author of You Don’t Know Me

“This is a crime novel for everyone; for those who love traditional mysteries there are clues, codes and ciphers, but it also had a harder edge and a post-war darkness” 

Ann Cleeves, author of the Inspector Ramsey series

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