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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 booksimply register for my newsletter here.

NEWS! Delighted to announce that Midnight at Malabar House has been longlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger, the most prestigious award in historical crime fiction.

NEWS! £0.99p Kindle deal – Midnight at Malabar House, is currently available in hardback and on Kindle. The Kindle version is at 99p in the UK for a LIMITED TIME ONLY… 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. You can buy the hardback and the Kindle version here.


And here’s a short video of me introducing the book

NEWS! COVER REVEAL. Delighted to reveal THE DYING DAY, 2nd in Malabar House series. 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. Preorder here.

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Have you read all of the Baby Ganesh Agency crime novels set in modern India?

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My aim was always to take readers on a journey to the heart of modern India, the most vibrant, conflicted, and supercharged place on earth”  ~ Vaseem Khan

News! The paperback of the fifth full-length Chopra novel, Bad Day at the Vulture Club, is now out. Get your copy from all good indie bookshops, major book retailers or online.

News! Hodder have agreed to publish books 2 and 3 in the Malabar House series. You can find details in the Books section.

News! You can listen to me talking about books, pop culture and other stuff on the Red Hot Chilli Writers podcast.


Welcome to Vaseem Khan’s website

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, now translated into 15 languages, and introduced Inspector Chopra of the Mumbai police and his sidekick, a one-year-old baby elephant. It has been optioned for film by Cinestaan. The second in the series won a Shamus Award in America. In 2018, he was awarded the Eastern Eye ACTA (Arts, Culture and Theatre Award) for Literature.