On Inspector Chopra's last day in the police force in Mumbai, two things occur. A new case of a suspicious death and his uncle bequeaths him a baby elephant. While Inspector Chopra is chasing down clues, the little elephant begins to thrive under Mrs. Chopra's care. In the inspector's quest to solve his last case, the little elephant becomes an asset in solving the crime. This is the first in a new mystery series. You are going to enjoy Ashwin, his wife and the little pachyderm. If you've enjoyed Alexander McCall Smith's novels, you will love this new series— Nancy
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...
About the Author
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 of Security and Crime Science where he is astonished daily by the way modern science is being employed to tackle crime.