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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vaseem Khan Narrator: Sartaj Garewal Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Baby Ganesh Agency Investigations Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781478909385
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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 the pages of a book, the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series is a must-listen for fans of Alexander McCall Smith.



For more from Vaseem Khan, check out:

Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

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Quotes & Awards

  • Every bit as captivating as its predecessor. Fans of Tarquin Hall's Vish Puri will rejoice, but so should all mystery lovers. Booklist on The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown
  • Utterly charming. Guardian on The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
  • The deep love for Mumbai and its people - warts and all - that Inspector Chopra shares with his creator infuses the novel from the beginning. The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra is certainly a delightful and uplifting crime caper, but it also comes with an edifying dose of serious social comment, with many of Chopra's preoccupations mirroring those of his creator. The Bookseller on The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
  • An enchanting start to a new series. Woman & Home on The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
  • A winning debut...Khan's affection for Mumbai and its residents adds to the novel's charm. Publishers Weekly on The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
  • Debut Mumbai-based 'cosy' - complete with baby elephant - keeps things heart-warming while tackling corruption at the highest levels and violent crime at the lowest. Endearing and gripping, it sets up Inspector Chopra - and the elephant - for a long series. Sunday Times on The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
  • Thought-provoking mystery... promising debut. Booklist on The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
  • Charming. Marie Claire on The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
  • "Smoothly combines an affable lead, a seemingly impossible crime, and an endearing and highly unusual sidekick-a baby elephant named Ganesha.... Fans of Alexander McCall Smith will find a lot to like. Publishers Weekly on The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown
  • “The second in the Baby Ganesh Agency series…is every bit as captivating as its predecessor. The reason has much to do with Khan’s ability to craft such quirky, three-dimensional characters and the fact that he places them in such believable difficulties amid the rich stew of Mumbai…Khan varies the tempo throughout, mixing fast-paced, plot-driven segments with satisfyingly meditative segments describing Chopra’s emotions, or the habits of elephants, or the wrenching poverty of Mumbai. Fans of Tarquin Hall’s Vish Puri will rejoice, but so should all mystery lovers.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Khan’s winning second Baby Ganesh Agency mystery smoothly combines an affable lead, a seemingly impossible crime, and an endearing and highly unusual sidekick—a baby elephant named Ganesha—who’s adept at surveillance…Fans of Alexander McCall Smith will find a lot to like.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The appealing lilt of narrator Sartaj Garewal’s Indian English is not only pleasing to the ear but it also instantly transports the listener to Mumbai, where the magic and intrigue of the Inspector Chopra mysteries take place…[Garewal’s] skillful use of pacing, subtle inflections, and occasional sound effects adds authenticity. Together, Garewal and Khan deliver a highly entertaining audiobook that projects the mystical aura of India.”

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About the Author

Vaseem Khan was born in London in 1973 and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the London School of Economics, before spending a decade in India as a consultant. He returned to the UK in 2006 and has since worked at University College London for the Department of Security and Crime Science.

About the Narrator

Sartaj Garewal is an English actor and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has appeared in such films as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Infidel, and House of Anubis. He began his acting career on the stage, where he performed Shakespeare and contemporary productions at Royal Court, Royal Exchange, and Bush Theatre, among other venues.