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News! The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown is shortlisted for the Last Laugh Award for Best Humorous Crime Novel at the prestigious CrimeFest Awards

News! Book 3, The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star, is now out. Order your copy now and help Baby Ganesh into the bestseller lists! 

News! A limited number of signed first editions of The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star are available at Goldsboro books

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News! The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra selected as a Waterstones’  paperback of the year about-logo

News! The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra optioned for film by Indian production  company Cinestaan!

bookmuse-award-badgeNews! The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra named a Bookmuse recommended read (Top 1% reviewer on Goodreads)

News! Book 2 in the series is out in paperback and features exclusive short story “Murder on Elephanta Island”The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown.

The book is prominent in WHSmiths and Waterstones stores all over the land!


The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra was selected for the Waterstones Book Club. It was also named as a The Daily Telegraph Pick of the Week (in conjunction with WHSmith), and was a top 10 bestseller in The Times Saturday review. The novel was also selected as an Amazon Best Debut of the year.

Welcome to Vaseem Khan’s website. Vaseem is the author of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency novels, the first of which is The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra. The Baby Ganesh series is set in Mumbai, India. The lead protagonist of the series is Inspector Chopra, who is forced into early retirement from the Mumbai police force, but remains determined to pursue justice. He is aided in his mission by a one-year-old baby elephant named Ganesha, sent to him by his enigmatic uncle. Ganesha’s past is perhaps the biggest mystery of all!


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“Debut Mumbai-based ‘cosy’ – complete with baby elephant – 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
“The best review for this book would be a long list of adjectives: funny, clever, emotional, sensible, crazy, imaginative, fascinating, brilliant, humorous … I loved the characters, the setting and the plot. I started it this morning, and had finished it by lunchtime. I didn’t want to put it down, simply because reading it was an absolute pleasure. Eagerly awaiting the sequel!” ~ Goodreads