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The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star: Baby Ganesh Agency Book 3

The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star: Baby Ganesh Agency Book 3
  • Author(s): Vaseem Khan
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The enchanting new Baby Ganesh Agency novel sees Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigating the dark side of Bollywood. Mumbai thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters. But even in the city of dreams, there is no guarantee...

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The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
  • Author(s): Vaseem Khan
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Mumbai, murder and a baby elephant combine in a charming, joyful mystery for fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Rachel Joyce. On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra discovers that he has inherited an elephant: an unlikely gift...

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The Widows of Malabar Hill

The Widows of Malabar Hill
  • Author(s): Sujata Massey
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s

Bombay, 1921: Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father’s law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a law degree from Oxford, Perveen also has a tragic...

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Shantaram

Shantaram
  • Author(s): Gregory David Roberts
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

The story of Lin, his travels, trials, the dilemmas he faces and relationships he builds with individuals as he moves through the slums of Mumbai (with a side trip to Afghanistan)- a truly enthralling and captivating book.

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East of the Sun

East of the Sun
  • Author(s): Julia Gregson
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 1920s

Autumn 1928. Three young women are on their way to India, each with a new life in mind. Rose, a beautiful but naive bride-to-be, is anxious about leaving her family and marrying a man she hardly knows. Victoria, her...

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Grave Island

Grave Island
  • Author(s): Andrew Smyth
  • Location(s): East Africa, London, Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

When Philip Hennessey is thrown out of army intelligence after evidence is fabricated against him, his ex-wife’s school friend asks him to investigate the sudden death of her father, who she thinks has been murdered. Philip soon discovers a...

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Meet Me in Bombay

Meet Me in Bombay
  • Author(s): Jenny Ashcroft
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW1

Bombay, 1913 It’s New Year’s Eve, and Madeline Bright, fresh to the exotic opulence of colonial India, is yearning for all she’s left behind in England. But then, at the stroke of midnight, Maddy meets Luke Devereaux, and as...

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Remember Death

Remember Death
  • Author(s): Ankush Saikia
  • Location(s): Delhi, Luknow, Manali, Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Detective Arjun Arora is summoned to Mumbai to track down an airhostess who has allegedly killed a bar dancer and vanished with a large sum of money. The search for Agnes Pereira leads Arjun on a nationwide hunt. But...

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Sacred Games

Sacred Games
  • Author(s): Vikram Chandra
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

A novel with an incredible amount of breadth, politics, partition, the city of Mumbai – this is truly a book “set in India”.

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Behind The Beautiful Forevers

Behind The Beautiful Forevers
  • Author(s): Katherine Boo
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Annawadi is a slum at the edge of Mumbai Airport, in the shadow of shining new luxury hotels. Its residents are garbage recyclers, construction workers and economic migrants, all of them living in the hope that a small part...

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