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Murder at the Grand Raj Palace (#4 Baby Ganesh)
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Vaseem Khan
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Murder at the Grand Raj Palace (#4 Baby Ganesh)

Vaseem Khan


9781473612402

Headline


Fiction & Literature;
Crime & mystery;
Thriller & suspense;
Crime Chronicle - Modern Crime


Paperback

368 pages

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In this enchanting BABY GANESH AGENCY novel, Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigate a murder at Mumbai's grandest hotel.

For a century Mumbai's iconic Grand Raj Palace Hotel has welcomed the world's elite. Anyone who is anyone stays at the Grand Raj.

The last thing the venerable old hotel needs is a murder...

So when the body of American billionaire Hollis Burbank is found, the pressure is on to label it a suicide. But then Chopra is called in... and finds a hotel full of people with a reason to want Burbank dead.

Accompanied by his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, Chopra navigates his way through the palatial building, a journey that leads him steadily to a killer, and into the heart of darkness...

By:   Vaseem Khan
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   250g
ISBN:   9781473612402
ISBN 10:   1473612403
Series:   Baby Ganesh Agency
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Vaseem Khan first saw an elephant lumbering down the middle of the road in 1997 when he arrived in India to work as a management consultant. It was the most unusual thing he had ever encountered and served as the inspiration behind his series of crime novels. He returned to the UK in 2006 and now works at University College London for the Department of Security and Crime Science where he is astonished on a daily basis by the way modern science is being employed to tackle crime. Elephants are third on his list of passions, first and second being great literature and cricket, not always in that order.


A quirky murder mystery... full of colourful characters and insightful details about human motivation * Irish Examiner * A cast of intriguing characters that it will be a joy to see develop. But the greatest strength is the setting in the teeming city of Mumbai, from which the colour and atmosphere flows out of every page in this enjoyable, whimsical tale * Daily Express * Chopra, diligent, incorruptible and not entirely at ease with shiny new India, is a delight, as is his redoubtable wife, Poppy - and Ganesha the elephant, once he has cheered up a bit, proves a very useful ally indeed. Utterly charming * Guardian * Enchanting * Woman & Home * A sparkling debut with a zippy plot and an endearing set of characters * The Lady * Keeps things heart-warming while tackling corruption at the highest levels and violent crime at the lowest. Endearing and gripping, it sets up Inspector Chopra - and the elephant - for a long series. * The Sunday Times * There have been many insipid imitators of the Alexander McCall Smith formula, grafting a cosy mystery into a depiction of a foreign culture dripping with local colour, but Khan has the quirkiness and hint of grit to make his portrayal of modern Mumbai memorable * Sunday Express * Delightful * Good Housekeeping * I can't imagine anybody not enjoying this book... the same winning blend of thrills, charm and local colour as Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. * Reader's Digest * A most beguiling series * Financial Times * Praise for the Baby Ganesh series * . *

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