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East of Hounslow

(2017)
(The first book in the Jay Qasim series)
A novel by

 
 
Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award 2019, shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Debut Dagger Award 2018 and the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award 2018

A TELEGRAPH Book of the Year.

Meet Jay.
Small-time dealer.
Accidental jihadist.
The one man who can save us all?

Javid – call him Jay – is a dope dealer living in West London. He goes to mosque on Friday, and he’s just bought his pride and joy – a BMW. He lives with his mum, and life seems sweet.

But his world is about to turn upside-down. Because MI5 have been watching him, and they think he’s just the man they need for a delicate mission.

One thing’s for sure: now he’s a long way East of Hounslow, Jay’s life will never be the same again.

With the edgy humour of Four Lions and the pulse-racing tension of Nomad, East of Hounslow is the first in a series of thrillers starring Jay Qasim.

Make sure you’ve read all the books in the Jay Qasim series:
1. East of Hounslow
2. Homegrown Hero
3. Ride or Die

Reviewers love East of Hounslow:

‘Marvellous. Totally marvellous. Hilarious. Brilliant. Grounded in reality, with some fabulous dialogue. So absorbing, you forget the rest of the world exists. Khurrum Rahman is an author to keep your eye on.’

‘Told with wit and flair, it is both funny and gripping in equal measure. I can’t wait for the next one.’

‘One of the most enjoyable books I have read this year’

‘Superb British crime writing.’

‘If you like modern spy novels, such as the excellent, “Slow Horses,” series, by Mick Herron, then you will enjoy this. Realistic, intelligent, moving and also full of humour, this is a great read.’

‘Apparently, we haven’t heard the last of Jay and I for one can’t wait for his next outing, for if it’s anything like East of Hounslow it’ll be great.’

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"A brilliant thriller. You'd be mad not to buy this." - Ben Aaronovitch

"The best thriller I’ve read in ages." - Stephen Leather

"I loved it. More please." - Mel McGrath

"Excellent book. Phenomenal writing." - B A Paris


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Paperback Editions

May 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: East of Hounslow (Jay Qasim, Book 1)
Author(s): Khurrum Rahman
ISBN: 0-00-843866-8 / 978-0-00-843866-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
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July 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: East of Hounslow: A funny and gripping spy thriller with a hilarious new hero (Jay Qasim, Book 1)
Author(s): Khurrum Rahman
ISBN: 0-00-830873-X / 978-0-00-830873-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
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July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: East of Hounslow: A funny and gripping spy thriller with a hilarious new hero (Jay Qasim, Book 1)
Author(s): Khurrum Rahman
ISBN: 0-00-826209-8 / 978-0-00-826209-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
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November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: East of Hounslow: A funny and gripping spy thriller with a hilarious new hero
Author(s): Khurrum Rahman
ISBN: 0-00-827502-5 / 978-0-00-827502-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
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November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: East of Hounslow: A funny and gripping spy thriller with a hilarious new hero (Jay Qasim 1)
Author(s): Khurrum Rahman
ISBN: 0-00-822957-0 / 978-0-00-822957-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: East of Hounslow: Jay Qasim, Book 1
Author(s): Khurrum Rahman
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May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: East of Hounslow: Jay Qasim, Book 1
Author(s): Khurrum Rahman
Publisher: HQ
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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November 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: East of Hounslow
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November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: East of Hounslow
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November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: East of Hounslow
Author(s): Khurrum Rahman
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Kindle Editions

January 2020 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: East of Hounslow (Jay Qasim, Book 1)
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November 2017 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: East of Hounslow: A funny and gripping spy thriller with a hilarious new hero
Author(s): Khurrum Rahman
Publisher: HQ
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU