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The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

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On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra inherits two unexpected mysteries. The first is the case of a drowned boy whose suspicious death no one seems to want solved. And the second is a baby elephant. As his search for clues takes him across the teeming city of Mumbai, from its grand high-rises to its sprawling slums and deep into its murky underworld, Chopra begins to suspect that there may be a great deal more to both his last case and his new ward than he thought. And he soon learns that when the going gets tough, a determined elephant may be exactly what an honest man needs....

©2015 Vaseem Khan (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Sartaj Garewal
Author: Vaseem Khan
Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
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The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star

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Mumbai is a city that thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters. But as Chopra is about to discover, 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. As they uncover feuding stars, failed investments and death threats, it seems that many people have a motive for wanting Verma out of the picture. And yet, as Chopra has long suspected, in Bollywood the truth is often stranger than fiction....

©2017 Vaseem Khan (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Madhav Sharma
Author: Vaseem Khan
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
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Midnight at Malabar House

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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.

As 1950 dawns and India prepares to become the world's largest republic, Persis, accompanied by Scotland Yard criminalist Archie Blackfinch, finds herself investigating a case that is becoming more political by the second. Navigating a country and society in turmoil, Persis, smart, stubborn and untested in the crucible of male hostility that surrounds her, must find a way to solve the murder - whatever the cost.

©2020 Vaseem Khan Limited (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Narrator: Maya Saroya
Author: Vaseem Khan
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
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Vaseem Khan

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In this exclusive interview at Audible Studios in London, Vaseem Khan provides an insight into how he as an author constructs his novels. He describes how he made The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown as authentic as possible, the painstaking research and adding his own personal touches.

©2016 Audible Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Audible, Vaseem Khan
Length: 14 mins
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The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

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The delightful second novel in the Mumbai-set Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series. When the Koh-i-Noor diamond is stolen from an exhibition of the crown jewels, only one man - and his elephant - can crack the case.... 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. The heist is daring and seemingly impossible. The hunt is on for the culprits. But it soon becomes clear that only one man - and his elephant - can possibly crack this case....

©2016 Vaseem Khan (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator: Sartaj Garewal
Author: Vaseem Khan
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Murder at the Grand Raj Palace

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In the enchanting new Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick go undercover to investigate a murder at Mumbai's grandest hotel.  For a century the iconic Grand Raj Palace Hotel has welcomed the world's elite. From film stars to foreign dignitaries, anyone who is anyone stays at the Grand Raj. The last thing the venerable old hotel needs is a murder....  When American billionaire Hollis Burbank is found dead - the day after buying India's most expensive painting - the authorities are keen to label it a suicide. But the man in charge of the investigation is not so sure. Chopra is called in - and discovers a hotel full of people with a reason to want Burbank dead.  Accompanied by his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, Chopra navigates his way through the palatial building, a journey that leads him steadily to a killer and into the heart of darkness.... 

©2018 Vaseem Khan (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Narrator: Madhav Sharma
Author: Vaseem Khan
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
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Inspector Chopra and the Million-Dollar Motor Car

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An enchanting Baby Ganesh Agency short story: a million-dollar car is missing. Chopra has two days to find it, or the gangster who bought it will not be happy.  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? The mechanic who is addicted to gambling? The angry ex-worker? The car thief pulling off one last job?  And how on earth did they make it vanish from the locked garage?  Inspector Chopra has just days to find the culprit - and the missing car - before its gangster owner finds out...and takes violent revenge.

©2019 Vaseem Khan (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Narrator: Madhav Sharma
Author: Vaseem Khan
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Bad Day at the Vulture Club

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In the gripping new Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigate the death of one of Mumbai's wealthiest citizens, a murder with ramifications for its poorest. 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. Chopra, uneasy at entering this world of power and privilege, is soon plagued by doubts about the case. But murder is murder. And in Mumbai, wealth and corruption go in hand in hand, inextricably linking the lives of both high and low....

©2019 Vaseem Khan (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Narrator: Madhav Sharma
Author: Vaseem Khan
Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

Summary

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. The heist was daring and seemingly impossible. The hunt is on for the culprits. But it soon becomes clear that only one man - and his elephant - can possibly crack this case.... Featuring the most charming crime-solving duo ever to grace a book, the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series is a must-listen for fans of Alexander McCall Smith.

©2016 Vaseem Khan (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Sartaj Garewal
Author: Vaseem Khan
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Last Victim of the Monsoon Express

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A new novella in the charming Baby Ganesh Agency series.  In a symbolic journey of reconciliation, the Monsoon Express is travelling between hostile neighbours India and Pakistan. The passenger list includes politicians, celebrities, former Mumbai policeman Inspector Chopra and his baby elephant ward, Ganesha.  Then a senior diplomat is found murdered in his cabin. Accusations fly, tensions rise and an international incident seems certain. But is the murder political - or personal?  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.... 

©2019 Vaseem Khan (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Narrator: Madhav Sharma
Author: Vaseem Khan
Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible