The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

The second book in the heartwarming and charming Baby Ganesh series.

Author: Vaseem Khan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473612297

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The second book in the heartwarming and charming Baby Ganesh series. 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...
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The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

For more from Vaseem Khan, check out: Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra.

Author: Vaseem Khan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0316386855

Category: Crown jewels

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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"--Amazon.com.
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Inspector Chopra and the Million Dollar Motor Car

Inspector Chopra and the Million Dollar Motor Car

The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown 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.

Author: Vaseem Khan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473650169

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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An enchanting Baby Ganesh Agency short story: a million-dollar car is missing. Chopra has two days to find it, or the gangster who bought it will not be happy. The Premier No.1 Garage is the place to go in Mumbai if you want a luxury car. Even Mumbai's biggest gangster shops there - he's just ordered a classic race car worth millions. But now the car is gone. Stolen from a locked room, in the middle of the night. Who stole it? The mechanic who is addicted to gambling? The angry ex-worker? The car thief pulling off one last job? And how on earth did they make it vanish from the locked garage? Inspector Chopra has just days to find the culprit - and the missing car - before its gangster owner finds out ... and takes violent revenge.
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The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

Copyright © 2015 by Vaseem Khan Excerpt from The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown copyright © 2015 by Vaseem Khan Cover © 2015 Hachette Book Group, Inc. All rights reserved. In accordance with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, ...

Author: Vaseem Khan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316386791

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra inherits two unexpected mysteries. The first is the case of a drowned boy, whose suspicious death no one seems to want solved. And the second is a baby elephant. As his search for clues takes him across the teeming city of Mumbai, from its grand high rises to its sprawling slums and deep into its murky underworld, Chopra begins to suspect that there may be a great deal more to both his last case and his new ward than he thought. And he soon learns that when the going gets tough, a determined elephant may be exactly what an honest man needs. . .
Categories: Fiction

Midnight at Malabar House

Midnight at Malabar House

Also by Vaseem Khan The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star Inspector Chopra and the Million Dollar Motor Car (Quick Read) Murder at the ...

Author: Vaseem Khan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473685499

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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'The leading character is the deftly drawn Persis Wadia, the country's first female detective. She's a wonderful creation and this is a hugely enjoyable book' Ann Cleeves 'This is historical crime fiction at its best - a compelling mix of social insight and complex plotting with a thoroughly engaging heroine. A highly promising new series' Mail on Sunday Bombay, New Year's Eve, 1949 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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Murder at the Grand Raj Palace

Murder at the Grand Raj Palace

Also by Vaseem Khan The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star Inspector Chopra and the Million Dollar Motor Car (Quick Read) Murder at the ...

Author: Vaseem Khan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473612396

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In this enchanting Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigate a murder at Mumbai's grandest hotel. For a century Mumbai's iconic Grand Raj Palace Hotel has welcomed the world's elite. Anyone who is anyone stays at the Grand Raj. The last thing the venerable old hotel needs is a murder . . . So when the body of American billionaire Hollis Burbank is found, the pressure is on to label it a suicide. But then Chopra is called in . . . and finds a hotel full of people with a reason to want Burbank dead. Accompanied by his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, Chopra navigates his way through the palatial building, a journey that leads him steadily to a killer, and into the heart of darkness . . . PRAISE FOR THE SERIES 'A most beguiling series' Financial Times 'Utterly charming' Guardian 'Colour and atmosphere flows out of every page' Daily Express
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Bad Day at the Vulture Club

Bad Day at the Vulture Club

Also by Vaseem Khan The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star Inspector Chopra and the Million Dollar Motor Car (Quick Read) Murder at the ...

Author: Vaseem Khan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473685390

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In the gripping new Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigate the death of one of Mumbai's wealthiest citizens, a murder with ramifications for its poorest. The Parsees are among the oldest, most secretive and most influential communities in the city: respected, envied and sometimes feared. When prominent industrialist Cyrus Zorabian is murdered on holy ground, his body dumped inside a Tower of Silence - where the Parsee dead are consumed by vultures - the police dismiss it as a random killing. But his daughter is unconvinced. Chopra, uneasy at entering this world of power and privilege, is soon plagued by doubts about the case. But murder is murder. And in Mumbai, wealth and corruption go in hand in hand, inextricably linking the lives of both high and low...
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Last Victim of the Monsoon Express

Last Victim of the Monsoon Express

Also by Vaseem Khan The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star Inspector Chopra and the Million Dollar Motor Car (Quick Read) Murder at the ...

Author: Vaseem Khan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529387346

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 368

A new novella in the charming Baby Ganesh Agency series. In a symbolic journey of reconciliation, the Monsoon Express is travelling between hostile neighbours India and Pakistan. The passenger list includes politicians, celebrities, former Mumbai policeman Inspector Chopra and his baby elephant ward Ganesha. Then a senior diplomat is found murdered in his cabin. Accusations fly, tensions rise, and an international incident seems certain. But is the murder political - or personal? Tasked to investigate, Chopra has just hours before the train reaches its destination and the news goes public. He must unmask the killer quickly if he's to stop the last journey of the Monsoon Express going entirely off the rails...
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The Dying Day

The Dying Day

Also by Vaseem Khan The Malabar House series Midnight at Malabar House The Baby Ganesh Agency series The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood ...

Author: Vaseem Khan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529341072

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 525

'The Da Vinci Code meets post-Independence India. I'd be surprised if I read a better book this year' M. W. CRAVEN 'This is a crime novel for everyone; for those who love traditional mysteries there are clues, codes and ciphers, but it also had a harder edge and a post-war darkness. Brilliant' ANN CLEEVES A priceless manuscript. A missing scholar. A trail of riddles. For over a century, one of the world's great treasures, a six-hundred-year-old copy of Dante's The Divine Comedy, has been safely housed at Bombay's Asiatic Society. But when it vanishes, together with the man charged with its care, British scholar and war hero, John Healy, the case lands on Inspector Persis Wadia's desk. Uncovering a series of complex riddles written in verse, Persis - together with English forensic scientist Archie Blackfinch - is soon on the trail. But then they discover the first body. As the death toll mounts it becomes evident that someone else is also pursuing this priceless artefact and will stop at nothing to possess it . . . Harking back to an era of darkness, this second thriller in the Malabar House series pits Persis, once again, against her peers, a changing India, and an evil of limitless intent. Gripping, immersive, and full of Vaseem Khan's trademark wit, this is historical fiction at its finest. 'A delicious treat of a historical crime novel' OBSERVER 'Thoroughly enjoyable' DAILY MAIL *** Book one in this series, Midnight at Malabar House, won the CWA Sapere Books Historical Dagger and is an international ebook bestseller. *** 'A wonderful, pacy, literary mystery with a brilliant female protagonist. Vaseem writes books that are good for the soul' STEVE CAVANAGH 'A hugely entertaining, devilishly clever and immersive murder mystery. Inspector Persis Wadia is a brilliant creation and The Dying Day is a triumph. This is my favourite new crime series, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Treat yourself!' ANTONIA HODGSON 'In The Dying Day, Vaseem Khan paints an extraordinarily vivid picture of a Bombay in 1950 still reeling from the aftermath of Partition and suffering the legacy of Empire. Every single element of this complex and compelling story slots together perfectly in the most brilliant and gripping of riddles ... A masterclass in historical crime fiction' CHRIS LLOYD
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The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star

The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star

Baby Ganesh Agency Book 3 Vaseem Khan. Also by Vaseem Khan The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star Vaseem Khan Front Cover.

Author: Vaseem Khan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473612358

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 541

The enchanting new Baby Ganesh Agency novel sees Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigating the dark side of Bollywood. Mumbai thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters. But 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... See what everyone is saying about this brilliant read: 'I am in love with this series.' Goodreads reviewer 'First class read.' Amazon reviewer 'I can honestly say that I struggle with 364 days of the year when I do not have a new Vaseem Khan book to read. ' Goodreads reviewer 'A brilliant addition to the series' Amazon reviewer 'I couldn't put it down... This is a real treasure of a book.' Goodreads reviewer
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Murder at the Grand Raj Palace

Murder at the Grand Raj Palace

For a century the iconic Grand Raj Palace Hotel has welcomed the world's elite.

Author: Vaseem Khan

Publisher: Redhook

ISBN: 0316434531

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 508

For a century the iconic Grand Raj Palace Hotel has welcomed the world's elite. From film stars to foreign dignitaries, anyone who is anyone stays at the Grand Raj. The last thing the venerable old hotel needs is a murder... When American billionaire Hollis Burbank is found dead - the day after buying India's most expensive painting - the authorities are keen to label it a suicide. But the man in charge of the investigation is not so sure. Inspector Chopra is called in - and discovers a hotel full of people with a reason to want Burbank dead. Accompanied by his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, Chopra navigates his way through the palatial building, a journey that leads him steadily to a killer, and into the heart of darkness . . . Baby Ganesh Agency InvestigationThe Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector ChopraThe Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the CrownThe Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood StarMurder at the Grand Raj Palace
Categories: Fiction

Leisure Hours Among the Gems

Leisure Hours Among the Gems

The jewels belonging to the Crown of France , as collected and restored by Napoleon , and increased by the good taste of the ... and of the weight of 3314 karats and valued at 1,000,000 francs , was also stolen and never recovered .

Author: Augustus Choate Hamlin

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN1Y1H

Category: Gems

Page: 439

View: 375

Categories: Gems

The American Museum Or Universal Magazine

The American Museum Or Universal Magazine

O fend her fure , her steady ray To regulate my doubtful way Through life's perplexing road ; The mists of error to control ... If she was married to the firft sovereign of Europe , would the not be the richest jewel in his crown ?

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ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000097254

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

Naval Biography Or The History and Lives of Distinguished Characters in the British Navy

Naval Biography  Or  The History and Lives of Distinguished Characters in the British Navy

... so perplexing and multifarious , that the obvious intent was to render a precise answer impossible . ... To these were added a ridiculous accusation of his having stolen from the royal treasure a jewel , which had such virtue ...

Author: Edward Harding

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433008490876

Category: Great Britain

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Beryl

Beryl

Spain 55 In 1887 , the major portion of the French Royal Crown jewels were dispersed through auction in Paris , at which time several pieces rich in emerald gems were sold ' ?. The finest of the lot was a diadem studded with 1031 ...

Author: John Sinkankas

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: UCSD:31822002317477

Category: Science

Page: 225

View: 351

Categories: Science

Emerald and Other Beryls

Emerald and Other Beryls

579 ) stated that “ strictly speaking there are no Spanish crown jewels , ” almost everything in the way of ... both production and distribution of the stones , the paucity of emeralds among the treasures of Spain is perplexing .

Author: John Sinkankas

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018523111

Category: Science

Page: 665

View: 274

Categories: Science

The American Architect and Building News

The American Architect and Building News

They are positively the most perplexing I ever saw in Euited by all tour . rope ; Morocco has some to equal them perhaps ... His wealth and jewels were too much for the cupidity of the the mosque was enlarged , and again in 988.

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ISBN: PRNC:32101080161019

Category: Architecture

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Categories: Architecture

American Architect and Architecture

American Architect and Architecture

They are positively the most perplexing I ever saw in Euma ited by all tour . | rope ; Morocco has some to equal them perhaps ... His wealth and jewels were too much for the cupidity of the the mosque was enlarged , and again in 988.

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ISBN: UVA:X001788852

Category: Architecture

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The Athen um

The Athen  um

THEFT And Discourse for Sunday Reading . ... Quarterly ; Annual Subscription , prepaid , 218. post free , -George Jewel - J. 0. Halliwell , F.R.S. - 8. ... Just published , crown 8vo . cloth extra , price 48 .

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ISBN: MINN:31951001922968M

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American Film Personnel and Company Credits 1908 1920

American Film Personnel and Company Credits  1908 1920

... 1915 Theft of the Crown Jewels , The ( cas / Kalern , 1914 Through the Flames ( cas ) Kalem , 1914 Treacherous Shot , A ( cas ) Kalem , 1912 Two Men and a Woman ( cas ) Ivan Film , 1917 Two Spies , The / cas ) Kalem , 1912 Under a ...

Author: Paul C. Spehr

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015040731203

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 696

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Einar Lauritzen and Gunar Lundquist published the definitive American Film Index, 1908-1915, and its companion volume for the years 1916 through 1920. The current work indexes Lauritzen and Lundquists works and stands in its own right as a definitive reference work on early American filmmaking, with or without access to the ground-breaking predecessor volume. This work lists 33,664 films, 23,159 names, 1,025 companies and 785 works that were adapted into movies. The work includes extensive cross-referencing and "see" references for alternate titles and names.
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