The Unexpected Inheritance Of Inspector Chopra

Paperback | September 15, 2015

byVaseem Khan

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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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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 int...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316386820

ISBN - 13:9780316386821

Customer Reviews of The Unexpected Inheritance Of Inspector Chopra

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun and easy read This was a great introduction to a series that I look forward to following. It is an easy read, but tackles more serious subjects than your typical cozy mystery. Following Chopra through the streets of Mumbai to solve mysteries both criminal and elephantine in nature was great fun! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mumbai, murder and a baby elephant….. Mumbai, murder and a baby elephant….. Inspector Ashwin Chopra is due to retire this very day from the Mumbai police department so he’s not expecting to have any more cases to solve before he goes. But then two mysteries fall right into his lap – luckily not literarily as one of them is a baby elephant. The first mystery however is a drowned little boy whose death is suspicious and who no one seems bothered to solve. But Chopra is not having any of it, and last day or not, he’s going to get to the bottom of it. So he trawls the city of Mumbai looking for clues – with a baby elephant named Ganesh as his sidekick.. Well what can I say. The setting, the characters and the way in which they jump off the page – ‘the gaggle of sweating citizenry’ , or ‘Mumbai’s pavementless streets’ is just a joy to read. Chopra is an intriguing character – often melancholy and what the poor man has to put up with on his last day at work! He sniffs his food as a ritual since he has an aversion to ginger – it’s these little quirks that made me picture the man as if he was stood right beside me. The hot humid streets make you grateful that this book is such a page turner as they provided a welcome breeze as the action ramped up and the ‘bovine press of bodies’ continued to squash the words together. It was that realistic I swear I had to wipe my brow on more than one occasion or prepare to hold my nose when Ganesh appeared on the page. Aah Ganesh. I do love you. You make the world a better place. Chopra loves his city of Mumbai and now he has you. If you ever want a holiday though – the door of booktrail towers is always open. And there’s as much straw and elephant food as you want.
Date published: 2015-09-28

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"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