‘A delightful book, well-researched, complex and hugely entertaining’ ANN CLEEVES, author of the Vera mysteries
‘A twisting plot and an intriguing cast of characters, together with vivid glimpses of the vibrant, complex world of post-Independence Bombay – and a narrative that thunders along with the pace and drama of an elephant on the rampage’ ANDREW TAYLOR, 3x winner of the CWA Historical Dagger
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When the body of a white man is found frozen in the Himalayan foothills near Dehra Dun, he is christened the Ice Man by the national media. Who is he? How long has he been there? Why was he killed?
As Inspector Persis Wadia and Metropolitan Police criminalist Archie Blackfinch investigate the case in Bombay, they uncover a trail left behind by the enigmatic Ice Man – a trail leading directly into the dark heart of conspiracy.
Meanwhile, two new murders grip the city. Is there a serial killer on the loose, targeting Europeans?
Rich in atmosphere, the thrilling third chapter in the CWA Historical Dagger-winning Malabar House series pits Persis against a mystery from beyond the grave, unfolding against the backdrop of a turbulent post-colonial India, a nation struggling to redefine itself in the shadow of the Raj.
Gripping, immersive, and full of Vaseem Khan’s trademark wit, this is historical fiction at its finest.
“I had enormous fun researching and writing this book. I hope, if you decide to give it a go, you’ll find yourself enjoying the intellectual puzzle at the heart of the story, and the feeling of being immersed in the noisy, hot, and turbulent India of that era. Thank you as ever for your enthusiasm and support!” best wishes, Vaseem