Have Elephant, Will Investigate

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, by Vaseem Khan, (Redhook, Hatchette Book Group), 320 pages, release date 15 September, 2015

Vaseem Khan’s The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra is a delightful read, a blend of mystery, humor, and cultural introduction. The book opens on the day Inspector Chopra begins a forced, early retirement for health reasons. Two events upend his life at this moment when his days should be becoming simpler: he stumbles upon a drowning case that’s being rushed to a determination of suicide, despite conflicting evidence; he also receives a baby elephant courtesy of a distant and eccentric uncle.

Khan’s characters (the “good guys,” anyway) are engaging and quirky, the sort of people a reader quickly comes to like and to view as pleasant companions. As a result, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra is one of those un-put-downable books that keeps readers up late into the night, unwilling to abandon the engaging company in which they’ve found themselves.

If you, or someone you know, could do with several hours of enjoyable, original reading, you’ll be well-served by Inspector Chopra.

November 27 2015 05:54 am | Uncategorized

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