BREAKING NEWS! My next novel, out in August 2020, will be Midnight at Malabar House. This is the start of a new series set in 1950 in Bombay, India and introducing Inspector Persis Wadia, India’s first female police detective. Find out more about the book by clicking here. (The cover hasn’t been finalised yet, but don’t worry – it’s going to be lovely!) To show you just how excited I am, I’m running a special Christmas competition to introduce the book:

Would you like your name to appear on a minor character in Midnight at Malabar House? If so, all you have to do is answer this question –  “Who do you think is the greatest female pioneer of all and why? – Answer in max. 50 words.”

To enter the competition click here.

Don’t forget to tell all your friends!

Meanwhile, it’s Christmas… the perfect time to buy book gifts…

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

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News! The hardback 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! New 30,000 word e-novella Last Victim of the Monsoon Express – only 99p. Click here to order.

News! Book 4, Murder at the Grand Raj Palace is out now in paperback. The reviews say it is the best in the series so far. Order your copy now.

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


Welcome to Vaseem Khan’s website. The Baby Ganesh series is set in Mumbai, India. The lead protagonist is Inspector Chopra, forced into early retirement from the Mumbai police force, but determined to continue pursuing justice, whilst also struggling with the  dilemma of taking in a one-year-old baby elephant sent to him by his enigmatic uncle. The first in the series, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra was a Waterstones Paperback of the Year, a top 10 bestseller in The Times Saturday review and and Amazon Best Debut.


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