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Vaseem Khan | The Dying Day

July 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

£1 – £16.99

The Da Vinci Code meets post-Independence India. I’d be surprised if I read a better book this year’ M. W. Craven.

Novelist Vaseem Khan’s latest superb Malabar House mystery begins with the disappearance of one of the world’s great treasures, a six-hundred-year-old copy of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, together with the man charged with its care, British scholar and war hero, John Healy, the case lands on Inspector Persis Wadia’s desk

Uncovering a series of complex riddles written in verse, Inspector Press Wadia is on the trail – together with English forensic scientist Archie Blackfinchl. But then they discover the first body. As the death toll mounts it becomes evident that someone else is also pursuing this priceless artefact and will stop at nothing to possess it . . .

‘This is a crime novel for everyone; for those who love traditional mysteries there are clues, codes and ciphers, but it also had a harder edge and a post-war darkness. Brilliant’ ANN CLEEVES

Find out what happens at a Reading Party

Buy a Reading Party ticket + Hardback + Signed bookplate and you’ll receive a hardback of Hostage from independent online retailer Bert’s Books, plus a Reading Party extract to read at the party. Clare will be signing and dedicating bookplates on the night which will be sent to you with your copy.

Buy a Reading Party Ticket and you’ll receive a Reading Party extract to read at the party.

Buy a Basic Ticket and you can come and watch the party.


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Reading Party ticket + The Dying Day + signed bookplate
Ticket + Book + P+P. UK only. Please note we are not able to supply books outside the UK.
£ 16.99
17 available
Reading Party ticket
£5 without book
£ 5.00
17 available
Basic ticket
£ 1.00
20 available