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Vaseem Khan


Vaseem Khan is the author of two award-winning crime series set in India, the Baby Ganesh Agency series set in modern Mumbai, and the Malabar House historical crime novels set in 1950s Bombay. His first book, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 40 best crime novels published 2015-2020, and is translated into 17 languages.

In 2021, Midnight at Malabar House won the Crime Writers Association Historical Dagger. Vaseem was born in England but spent a decade working in India.

In 2023, Vaseem was elected as the first non-white Chair of the 70-year-old UK Crime Writers Association.


Killing Gandhi, Dante's Divine Comedy, and the Billion Dollar Snake God
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Bestselling crime fiction author Vaseem Khan takes us from the last days of the Raj to the heart of modern India. Vaseem’s Malabar House series is set in 1950s Bombay, just after Indian independence, Gandhi's assassination, and the horrors of Partition, events Vaseem examines in this illuminating presentation. Vaseem’s crime novels often include cryptic clues and in this session the audience will be challenged to solve a fiendish puzzle - with a small prize to be won.

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