Vaseem Khan | The Dying Day
July 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
‘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
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.
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