Murder at the Grand Raj Palace: Baby Ganesh Agency Book 4 - Baby Ganesh series (Paperback)Vaseem Khan (author)
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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
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 23 mm
A most beguiling series * Financial Times *
I can't imagine anybody not enjoying this book... the same winning blend of thrills, charm and local colour as Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. * Reader's Digest *
Delightful * Good Housekeeping *
There have been many insipid imitators of the Alexander McCall Smith formula, grafting a cosy mystery into a depiction of a foreign culture dripping with local colour, but Khan has the quirkiness and hint of grit to make his portrayal of modern Mumbai memorable * Sunday Express *
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. * The Sunday Times *
A sparkling debut with a zippy plot and an endearing set of characters * The Lady *
Enchanting * Woman & Home *
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 *
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 *
A quirky murder mystery... full of colourful characters and insightful details about human motivation * Irish Examiner *
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