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Author: Vaseem Khan Narrator: Madhav Sharma Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Baby Ganesh Agency Investigations Release Date: July 2017 ISBN: 9781478945338
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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... Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Utterly charming.”

    Guardian (London), praise for the series

  • "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
  • 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

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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

Madhav Sharma made his professional acting debut with the Shakespearean International Company, touring such places as India, Singapore, Malaysia, Sarawak, North Borneo, and Hong Kong. He works extensively on stage, screen, and radio in the UK where he now resides.