Imran Mahmood was born in Liverpool in 1969 to first generation Pakistani parents. He has been working on the criminal bar in London for over 20 years and regularly appears in jury trials across the country dealing in serious and complex criminal cases. He now lives in South East London with his wife and is currently plotting a second novel.
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"An expertly crafted novel full of drama and tension. . . An impossible feat accomplished with great skill. Bravo."
Dark Pines (2017)
(Tuva Moodyson Mystery, book 1)
"I think this is an astounding and confident debut. Superbly plotted and beautifully written. The characters jump from the page in perfect 3D. The tension builds exquisitely all the way through to the dramatic end. From the first page you know you’re in the hands of a major new talent."
Killer Intent (2017)
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"A perfectly plotted block-buster of a book with killer intent. Sure to be huge."
Midnight at Malabar House (2020)
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The Khan (2021)
"A brilliant debut from an exciting new voice for our times. A thrilling book with a thrilling hero in Jia. Brava."
Five Minds (2021)
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She and I (2022)
"Gripping. Thoughtful. Lyrical ... It's got all the right shades of Tana French. This writer is going places."
The Twyford Code (2022)
"Fiendishly clever... Golden Age Christie-esque puzzle meets The Usual Suspects. Outstanding. Unlike anything you'll ever read."
The Hiding Place (2022)
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The Movement (2022)
"I loved it. It's a huge and exciting book with a breathtakingly original premise . . . For me it was a revolution. Outstanding."
Truly, Darkly, Deeply (2022)
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The Other Side of Night (2022)
"A gripping and moving tale of loss and astounding sacrifice told so beautifully with a unique twist that was utterly satisfying."
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