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. 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 *