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Vaseem Khan



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...

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery
 
Awards
Shamus Awards Best Paperback original winner (2017) : The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown
Shamus Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2018) : The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star


Vaseem Khan recommends
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Arrowood (2017)
(Arrowood Mystery, book 1)
Mick Finlay
"A book with enough warmth, charm, humour, and intrigue to signal the start of an excellent new series."
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The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel (2017)
(Ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency, book 2)
David Casarett
"A charming mystery...a delight."
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In Strangers' Houses (2018)
(Lena Szarka mystery, book 1)
Elizabeth Mundy
"A warmly-crafted crime debut, perfect for our multicultural age."
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The Death Knock (2018)
Elodie Harper
"Elodie Harper employs her journalistic background to great effect by breathing life into her gritty news reporter protagonist as she pursues a terrifying serial killer in East Anglia. Frankie's investigations lead her into increasing levels of danger including the menacing attentions of a rabidly misogynistic blogger, a warped advocate of the so-called men's rights movement. A highly-charged and topical thriller."
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This Green and Pleasant Land (2019)
Ayisha Malik
"At the heart of this book lies the simple question: who decides to who and what we belong? This is Malik's best work to date - satirical, controversial, knowing and essential."
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End of Summer (2020)
(Skane Quartet, book 1)
Anders De La Motte
"A Swedish-set crime thriller for fans of the hugely successful CWA Gold Dagger-winning The Dry by Jane Harper . . . A gripping crime novel that moves between two narratives at a terrific clip, populated by vivid characters, with more twists along the way than you can shake a stick at. Crime fiction at its best."
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City of Ghosts (2020)
(City of Ghosts, book 1)
Ben Creed
"Gripping ... with historical heft, plenty of twists along the way, and a uniquely ingenious code left behind by our murderer. An excellent start to a new historical crime series."
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Everything Is Beautiful (2021)
Eleanor Ray
"A gently absorbing entry into the mystery-uplit canon."
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The Khan (2021)
Saima Mir
"Saima Mir’s debut, The Khan, traces its lineage to such classics as Mario Puzo’s seminal work The Godfather: it is the story of a British Asian woman hailing from an organised crime family, the daughter of a first generation immigrant, who rejects the family business but is ultimately pulled into the vacuum left by her father’s death. Mir’s novel pulls no punches, taking aim at cultural stereotypes, sacred cows, and the attitudes and morality of the community within which the story is based. The book operates on various levels: crime family saga, character study, and an exploration of clan-run organised crime. A sterling debut."
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The Waiter (2021)
Ajay Chowdhury
"The Waiter is a heady mix of murder, intrigue and all things Indian. Weaving together a dual narrative with aplomb, Ajay Chowdhury's neatly-drawn detective Kamil Rahman relives his failure to solve the murder of a Bollywood A-lister in Kolkata whilst trying to solve the killing of an Indian industrialist in London. Could the two murders be connected? An accomplished crime debut that offers something a little different."
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The Blood Divide (2021)
A A Dhand
"Opens with a bang and continues with a thrill-a-minute adventure . . . A. A. Dhand knows how to keep me up into the early hours."

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