The Lost Man of Bombay


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Hodder & Stoughton
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6.5 X 8.7 X 2.1 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Vaseem Khan is the author of two 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 and has been translated into 16 languages. Midnight at Malabar House won the CWA Historical Fiction Dagger in 2021 and was shortlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Vaseem was born in London, but spent a decade working in India as a management consultant.


British writer Vaseem Khan has shown quite comprehensively that he can write historical crime fiction well--Asian Media Group
The latest of Khan's excellent thrillers set in post-war Bombay is a vivid portrait of a society remaking itself in the new era of independence--Mail on Sunday
What should you expect from a good historical mystery? Well, a decent mystery, obviously, and interesting characters to guide you through the plot, plus some inside knowledge of a place or period in history you are unfamiliar with. The Lost Man of Bombay by Vaseem Khan ticks all those boxes, and probably more, with ease--SHOTS
Vivid, bracing crime writing married to a picture of a country seeking its post Raj identity--Financial Times, Books of the Year 2022
Vaseem Khan's excellent series set in post-partition India--Guardian, Best Crime & Thrillers of 2022
Written with wit and heart, it's wonderfully entertaining--Daily Express, Books of the Year
His excellent Malabar House series--The Critic
The best historical thriller of the year--Daily Express
A brilliant whodunnit mingling fascinating history, the flavours of India and a Himalayan blizzard of clues--The Sun
Hard, realistic and fascinatingly hard to decipher. Persis is a terrific character--On Magazine
Vaseem Khan's friction-free ascent to pole position in historical crime is consolidated by The Lost Man of Bombay. Much to relish here--Financial Times
The hugely entertaining result is not unlike an India(na) Jones adventure: history and mystery mixed with brutal slapstick, thwarted romance and sly humour . . . Malabar House is a subcontinental version of Mick Herron's Slough House . . . If only all period procedurals were as good as this--The Times
Khan writes with a charming formality and brings his characters and their dilemmas to life in this intelligent and intriguing series--Literary Review
Vaseem Khan doesn't only spin a fast-moving, well-plotted story; he deftly illuminates the religious rivalries that beset post-colonial India. Think Mick Herron in Bombay: inventive characterisation made laugh-aloud funny by Maya Saroya's pacey, often caustic narration--The Times, Audiobook of the Week