The Crime Writers’ Association

Historical Dagger 2021


Vaseem Khan

Midnight at Malabar House

Published by: Hodder & Stoughton

Inspector Persis Wadia, India’s first female police inspector, finally lands a big case: investigating the murder of a prominent English diplomat in the midst of hosting his own New Year’s Eve Ball, in Bombay 1949. His murderer hopes that she is going to fail—and so do her superiors.

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