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YOUR HELP NEEDED! … A quick request … My book, Midnight at Malabar House, is currently longlisted for one of the UK’s biggest crime fiction awards, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Fiction Novel of the Year. The shortlisting stage involves a public vote. As I’m up against some very big popular names I’m asking for every vote I can get! If you wish, do vote for me here – scroll down on that page and click on the red VOTE NOW button… IT ONLY TAKES A FEW SECONDS… Make sure you select Midnight at Malabar House from the dropdown box! Do let others know. Thank you.
PAPERBACK OF THE DYING DAY OUT NOW (MARCH 17th)! The second book in the Malabar House series is now out in paperback in the UK (US release in June)…. Bombay 1950. A 600-year old copy of Dante’s The Divine Comedy goes missing from the Asiatic Society leaving behind a trail of riddles… and bodies. ORDER YOUR COPY HERE.
WIN A BOX OF CRIME BESTSELLERS!
As a bonus, there is a new competition in the beginning of THE DYING DAY – in the form of a riddle. The winner will receive 5 crime bestsellers from my publisher; the winner and a runner-up will both feature in a short story written by me. Buy the book and then TO ENTER CLICK HERE.
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Reviews for THE DYING DAY:
‘The Da Vinci Code meets post-Independence India. I’d be surprised if I read a better book this year.’ ~ M. W. Craven, winner of the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger.
‘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. Brilliant.‘ ~ Ann Cleeves, creator of the Vera and Shetland series
Here’s a short video of me introducing The Dying Day…
NEWS! Delighted to announce that Midnight at Malabar House has WON the Crime Writers Association Sapere Books Historical Dagger, the most prestigious historical crime fiction prize in the world. A turbulent 1950s Bombay, a murdered British diplomat, and Persis Wadia, India’s first female police detective thrown into the thick of it. “This is historical crime fiction at its best” says the Mail on Sunday. The book is now available in paperback from bookstores big and small including Waterstones and online: You can buy the Kindle version here.
NEWS! Free digital book. I am currently releasing a series of 50 articles about India via my blog on this site. Together they explore the history and culture of India from her most ancient civilisations to the nation’s ambitious space programme. All 50 articles will be collected into a digital book and published in due course. To receive a FREE copy of the book, simply register for my newsletter here.
NEWS! Have you ever thought of writing crime fiction? Check out the new 6-part ONLINE course that I have recorded for the Curtis Brown Creative Writing School.
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