The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan audiobook

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

By Vaseem Khan
Read by Sartaj Garewal

Orbit 9780316386821

The Baby Ganesh Agency Investigations: Book 1

7.20 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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...

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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...

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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
Thought-provoking mystery... promising debut. Booklist
A winning debut...Khan's affection for Mumbai and its residents adds to the novel's charm. Publishers Weekly
A fantastic and heartwarming read... I can't wait to see what happens next! First for Women
An enchanting start to a new series. Woman & Home
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
An entertaining feel-good read in the tradition of Alexander McCall Smith.... Utterly charming. Guardian
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“Keeps things heartwarming while tackling corruption at the highest levels and violent crime at the lowest. Endearing and gripping.” Sunday Times (London)
“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 color and atmosphere flows out of every page in this enjoyable, whimsical tale.” Daily Express (London)
“Narrator Sartaj Garewal’s characterization makes the most of the humor in this story…[and] gives the listener alternating moments of humor and drama. Garewal is a versatile narrator. He distinguishes between the wide cast of characters with a range of vocals including high pitches for annoying relatives, like Chopra’s mother-in-law, and a singsong cadence for bumbling police officers. For this tale of mayhem, mystery, and corruption, Garewal weaves a spell that entrances the listener. Winner of the AudioFIle Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A winning debut…Khan’s affection for Mumbai and its residents adds to the novel’s charm.” Publishers Weekly
“[A] thought-provoking mystery…A promising debut to a series that, one presumes, will feature Chopra finding ways to stay in the game.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Vaseem Khan

Author Bio: Vaseem Khan

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English