The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra Summary and Reviews

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

A Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation, #1

by Vaseem Khan

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  • Published in USA  Sep 2015
    320 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Inspector Chopra inherits an elephant and an unsolved murder on his last day at work. A charming read for fans of Alexander McCall Smith.

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...

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"Khan's affection for Mumbai and its residents adds to the novel's charm, though one hopes he'll be more careful with the details in the sequel (e.g., women would never wear lotus blossoms in their hair; they're too heavy)." - Publishers Weekly

"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 (UK)

"Chopra, diligent, incorruptible and not entirely at ease with shiny new India, is a delight, as is his redoubtable wife, Poppy - and Ganesha the elephant, once he has cheered up a bit, proves a very useful ally indeed. Utterly charming/ " - Guardian (UK)

"A cast of intriguing characters that it will be a joy to see develop. But the greatest strength is the setting in the teeming city of Mumbai, from which the colour and atmosphere flows out of every page in this enjoyable, whimsical tale" - Daily Express (UK)

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Vaseem Khan

Vaseem Khan first saw an elephant lumbering down the middle of the road in 1997 when he arrived in India to work as a consultant. It was the most unusual thing he'd ever encountered and served as the inspiration behind his series of crime novels.

He returned to the UK in 2006 and now works at University College London for the Department of Security and Crime Science where he is astonished daily by the way modern science is being employed to tackle crime.

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