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DIVERSITY PROJECT LAUNCH! Over the past 9 months, Ive headed up a project examining issues such as cultural appropriation in literature and stereotyping, the aim being to provide authors with advice in this area. My starting point is that all authors should be allowed to write as they wish. View the videos here and find out more here.

COMPETITION UPDATE! Please note that the competition in the beginning of The Dying Day (in the form of a riddle) ended at the end of September 2021. Two winners were announced in October. A new competition will be available in the paperback edition and a revised Kindle edition roughly from Jan 2022.

NEWS! Delighted that THE DYING DAY, the second book in the Malabar House series, is now out. 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 here.

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 booksimply 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 just recorded for the Curtis Brown Creative Writing School.

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

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

Welcome to Vaseem Khan’s website

Vaseem Khan is the author of two award-winning 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.