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.

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ISBN 9781473685505
Author Vaseem Khan
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date 3 Jun 2021
Format Paperback
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Midnight at Malabar House (The Malabar House Series)

This is historical crime fiction at its best - a compelling mix of social insight and complex plotting with a thoroughly engaging heroine.  Bombay, New Year's Eve, 1949. 

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