The Baby Ganesh Agency Series Guide
‘For me a great crime series begins with a memorable detective, someone who, over time, we become intimately familiar with. We pick up the next book in the series and instantly become enmeshed in their world, their lives. We worry when they get into trouble; we are elated when they make headway on a case. They become as real to us as any of our friends. I wanted to create a detective novel where the reader feels that same affinity for the lead character – or characters in my case – Inspector Ashwin Chopra, and his young ward, the baby elephant named Ganesha, who turns up one day on Chopra’s doorstep with very little explanation for his presence.’ Vaseem Khan
On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra discovers that he has inherited an elephant: an unlikely gift that could not be more inconvenient. For Chopra has one last case to solve…
For centuries the Koh-i-Noor diamond has set man against man and king against king.
Now part of the British Crown Jewels, the priceless gem is a prize that many have killed to possess.
So when the Crown Jewels go on display in Mumbai, security is everyone’s principal concern. And yet, on the very day Inspector Chopra visits the exhibition, the diamond is stolen from under his nose.
Mumbai thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters. But even in the city of dreams, there is no guarantee of a happy ending.
Rising star and incorrigible playboy Vikram Verma has disappeared, leaving his latest film in jeopardy. Hired by Verma’s formidable mother to find him, Inspector Chopra and his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, embark on a journey deep into the world’s most flamboyant movie industry.
For a century Mumbai’s iconic Grand Raj Palace Hotel has welcomed the world’s elite. Anyone who is anyone stays at the Grand Raj.
The last thing the venerable old hotel needs is a murder . . .
The Parsees are among the oldest, most secretive and most influential communities in the city: respected, envied and sometimes feared.
When prominent industrialist Cyrus Zorabian is murdered on holy ground, his body dumped inside a Tower of Silence – where the Parsee dead are consumed by vultures – the police dismiss it as a random killing. But his daughter is unconvinced…
The Premier No.1 Garage is the place to go in Mumbai if you want a luxury car. Even Mumbai’s biggest gangster shops there – he’s just ordered a classic race car worth millions.
But now the car is gone. Stolen from a locked room, in the middle of the night.
Who stole it?
A novella in the charming Baby Ganesh Agency series.
A senior diplomat is found murdered in his cabin on the Monsoon Express. Tasked to investigate, Chopra has just hours before the train reaches its destination and the news goes public. He must unmask the killer quickly if he’s to stop the last journey of the Monsoon Express going entirely off the rails…
Discover Vaseem Khan’s first book in an exciting new historical crime series:
‘The leading character is the deftly drawn Persis Wadia, the country’s first female detective. She’s a wonderful creation and this is a hugely enjoyable book’ Ann Cleeves
Bombay, New Year’s Eve, 1949
As India celebrates the arrival of a momentous new decade, Inspector Persis Wadia stands vigil in the basement of Malabar House, home to the city’s most unwanted unit of police officers. Six months after joining the force she remains India’s first female police detective, mistrusted, sidelined and now consigned to the midnight shift.
And so, when the phone rings to report the murder of prominent English diplomat Sir James Herriot, the country’s most sensational case falls into her lap.