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Summary

The second brilliant novel in the highly acclaimed Malabar House series featuring Persis Wadia, India's first female police detective.

A priceless manuscript. A missing scholar. A trail of riddles.

Bombay, 1950

For more than a century, one of the world's great treasures, a 600-year-old copy of Dante's The Divine Comedy, has been safely housed at Bombay's Asiatic Society. But when it vanishes, 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, Persis - together with English forensic scientist Archie Blackfinch - is soon on the trail. 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....

Harking back to an era of darkness, this second thriller in the Malabar House series pits Persis, once again, against her peers, a changing India and an evil of limitless intent. 

Gripping, immersive and full of Vaseem Khan's trademark wit, this is historical fiction at its finest.

©2021 Vaseem Khan Ltd (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • lovetoread
  • 18-08-21

Another Mystery Solved in India

Enjoyed the female police officer who helped to solve the mystery of a lost manuscript in Bombay.

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  • KadysMom
  • 03-08-21

Loved the first book, not so much this one

I loved the first book in the series but this one was hard work to finish. I had really been looking forward to this book but I'm afraid I was very disappointed.

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  • Lynn S.
  • 13-07-21

Great sequel to the first novel

I enjoyed this story as it builds very well upon the foundations of the first novel