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Khurrum Rahman

UK flag (b.1975)

Born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1975 Khurrum moved to England when he was one. He is a west London boy and now lives in Wraysbury with his wife and two children. Khurrum graduated with BSc Honours and has been working in IT for a Local Authority for over 18 years.

His keen interest in fiction initially drove him to write screenplays and write for an independent film maker. However, his true passion lies in reading crime thrillers which have inspired his current work. He has employed his unique perspective and careful study of great writers to develop a fresh voice that crackles with originality.

His debut novel, East of Hounslow (HQ), is part one of a gripping spy thriller trilogy that centres on Javid Qasim, a happy-go-lucky small scale dope dealer in West London. When the Security Service identifies him as a potential recruit and the hardliners at his Mosque start thinking he may be useful to them his happy quiet life begins to implode. To complicate matters further, his best friend is now a Detective Inspector in the local police and, rather carelessly, Javid has also managed to lose his new BMW and £10k he owes his psychopathic drug supplier…


Genres: Thriller
Jay Qasim
   0.5. The Motive (2021)
   1. East of Hounslow (2017)
   2. Homegrown Hero (2018)
   3. Ride or Die (2020)
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The Quiet Tenant (2023)
Clémence Michallon
"I loved this book so much. So disturbing but so beautifully written. Clemence Michallon is an author to watch out for. A truly outstanding debut."
The Khan (2021)
(Khan, book 1)
Saima Mir
"Superb. In particular the character development is excellent. I’m going to have to step up my game just to keep up. Damn you, Saima!"
Where Ravens Roost (2021)
(Detective Kjeld Nygaard, book 1)
Karin Nordin
"Such a great thriller with superb characterization to boot. Hard to believe that it's a debut. Looking forward to catching up with Detective Kjeld Nygaard and co."

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