Vaseem Khan is the author of two crime series set in India: the Baby Ganesh Agency series, and the Malabar House historical crime novels. His first book, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was a Times bestseller and has been translated into 15 languages. Midnight at Malabar House won the CWA Historical Fiction Dagger in 2021. In 2018, he was awarded the Eastern Eye Arts, Culture and Theatre Award for Literature. Vaseem was born in Newham, but spent a decade working in India as a management consultant.
This is a crime novel for everyone; for those who love traditional mysteries there are clues, codes and ciphers, but it also had a harder edge and a post-war darkness. A brilliant second outing for Persis Wadia * Ann Cleeves * The Da Vinci Code meets post-Independence India. I'd be surprised if I read a better book this year * M.W. Craven * Persis is brave, admirable, complicated and maddening, and is one of the few superlative and original characters emerging from modern literature * On-Magazine * As this charming series continues, readers will be cheering [Persis's] successes * SHOTS * A thoroughly enjoyable yarn, complete with atmospheric setting, intricate puzzle-solving and much derring-do * Mail on Sunday * The second in this excellent series . . . a delicious treat of a historical crime novel * The Observer * Early indications are that Vaseem Khan has struck gold by setting detective novels in 1950s Bombay. And that is why this is a gem of a novel * The Eastern Eye * A wonderful, pacy, literary mystery * Steve Cavanagh * A hugely entertaining, devilishly clever and immersive murder mystery * Antonia Hodgson * Vaseem Khan is at the height of his powers in The Dying Day . . . First-rate story telling from a first-rate writer * Daily Express Books of the Year, chosen by Imran Mahmood * Reminiscent of some of the classics of crime fiction * Crime Review *