Midnight at Malabar House Midnight at Malabar House
The Malabar House Series

Midnight at Malabar House

Winner of the CWA Historical Dagger and Shortlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year

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Publisher Description

*** WINNER OF THE CWA SAPERE BOOKS HISTORICAL DAGGER 2021 ***

'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.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2020
August 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hodder & Stoughton
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
3.9
MB

Customer Reviews

ama.neel ,

Fresh heroine!

A historical time in India told from the inside. Very interesting. Strong female character, good plot.

DeniseJY ,

Enjoyable start to a new series

A well-written historical detective procedural; a few too many red herrings for my taste, but I'm willing to give Inspector Persis more of my time!

Live for books ,

Good mystery

Too much History at least for me. I plan to read another book to see if the is the still the case.

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