The Cook - Detective Kamil Rahman (Paperback)
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The Cook - Detective Kamil Rahman (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages
Published: 19/01/2023
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Waterstones Says

Following up the sensational The Waiter, Chowdhury's enthralling literary thriller merges subtle social comment with a rollicking murder mystery that stretches from Lahore to London.

The gripping new novel from the award-winning author of the Sunday Times Book of the Month, The Waiter.

Kamil Rahman is a cook in a Brick Lane restaurant. But he used to be a detective back in Kolkata. And somehow trouble still knows how to find him.

When a young woman Kamil knows is murdered the police are convinced her boyfriend is the culprit. Kamil isn't so sure and feels he has no choice but to start his own investigation. Meanwhile, his friend and restaurant manager, Anjoli, is troubled by a rise in the number of homeless deaths in their local area.

The cases seem unrelated and as the duo dig deeper, discovering tentacles that stretch from Lahore to London, they find themselves in grave danger.

Together they take on the indifference of the authorities to the homeless and the casual racism that pervades the investigation of killings of Muslims - all while a supremely intelligent murderer is manipulating events to stay several steps ahead of them.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781529115390
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 305 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A real surprise... It is not just the descriptions of food that leave you hungry for more - Mark Sanderson, The Times

Thrilling... This is a terrific series, a vivid portrait of the East End where a thriving economy is overshadowed by the effects of inequality - Joan Smith, Sunday Times

Chowdhury's portrait of multicultural London is as effective as his portrayal of the mixed feelings of his characters, who may enjoy aspects of their lives but still long for the pleasures they have left behind - Natasha Cooper, Literary Review

Kamil and Anjali are a terrific team. Chowdhury makes the murder mystery feel like a brand-new invention. His second thriller is chockfull of authentic flavours and tasty surprises that will leave readers wanting more. - Christopher Fowler, author of the Bryant and May Mysteries

Marvellous! A vivid romp through the Londoner's London, seen through the sharp eyes of a recent arrival. The only thing that induced me to put it down was the fact that it made me so hungry... - Alex Marwood

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“Makes your mouth water!”

Another enjoyable murder mystery from this new author. I think I preferred the plot in the previous book, The Waiter, but this one held my attention and was an interesting and cosy read. Kamil and Anjoli make a... More

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“A good mystery, written with pizazz”

Kamil Rahman, former detective in the Kolkata police force, who was previously working illegally in London as a waiter, is now the cook at the Tandoori Knights restaurant on Brick Lane. His friend Anjoli (daughter of... More

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“Great Asian culinary detective series”

"I searched for words to stem the flow and all I came up with was, 'Look, we can all blame ourselves. One action leads to another, which leads to do third, and before you know it, the mosque has been razed.... More

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