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Midnight at Malabar House

(2020)
(The first book in the Inspector Wadis series)
A novel by

 
 
'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

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.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Midnight at Malabar House (Inspector Wadia series)
Author(s): Vaseem Khan
ISBN: 1-4736-8546-X / 978-1-4736-8546-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Midnight at Malabar House (Inspector Wadia series)
Author(s): Vaseem Khan
ISBN: 1-4736-8550-8 / 978-1-4736-8550-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Midnight at Malabar House (Inspector Wadia series)
Author(s): Vaseem Khan
ISBN: 1-4736-8547-8 / 978-1-4736-8547-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Midnight at Malabar House
Author(s): Vaseem Khan
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Midnight at Malabar House
Author(s): Vaseem Khan
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Midnight at Malabar House
Author(s): Vaseem Khan
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Midnight at Malabar House
Author(s): Vaseem Khan
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Midnight at Malabar House (Inspector Wadia series)
Author(s): Vaseem Khan
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU