The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

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A faulty heart has forced the early retirement of Mumbai’s Insp. Ashwin Chopra, but the discovery of a young man drowned in a puddle of water upsets the policeman’s last day on the job. Neither Chopra’s superior nor successor has any interest in investigating, though an autopsy later reveals that the victim had alcohol and barbiturates in his blood. Retired or not, Chopra decides he has to get to the bottom of the man’s suspicious death. Meanwhile, Chopra has inherited a baby elephant, soon named Ganesh, from his favorite uncle. Initially listless, Ganesh perks up once he begins to accompany Chopra around the city in what becomes a murder inquiry.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Redhooks,, 2015
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780316386821
0316386820
Characteristics: 316 pages ;,21 cm

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SPL_Robyn Apr 04, 2016

reviewed in the Stratford Gazette April, 2016.


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deerproof
Jan 04, 2017

Found it a very good read. lots of information about modern india. And I just love the cute elephany. A good partnership. look orward to many of their cases and adventures

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Rita_T
Aug 03, 2016

Style is somewhat patronizing...reminiscent of Alexander McCall Smith and his African stories. Interesting read nonetheless.

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carol507
Apr 30, 2016

Looking forward to next book!!

SPL_Robyn Apr 04, 2016

reviewed in the Stratford Gazette April, 2016.

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emmakaye
Feb 25, 2016

When I looked at the page # and found it was 50, I decided I had had enough. I doubt any experienced editor ever looked at it. Too bad, I had hopes while waiting for a sequel in the Vish Puri mysteries, but I am off to a new mystery instead.

No stars.

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cpdemers
Jan 18, 2016

Beautifully written, easily read and composed on multiple threads weaving a complex fabric much like the India Mr Khan obviously loves so. Nothing is spared, nothing romanticized. Do not delay reading this treasure.

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horthhill
Jan 11, 2016

"The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra" by Vaseem Khan had an unexpected sidekick for the detective; a baby elephant. Inspector Chopra and his elephant discover a diabolical plot in an orphanage of Mumbai. A fun story.

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SPL_Robyn Apr 04, 2016

In the span of one day, Inspector Ashwin Chopra enters into forced retirement, uncovers a mystery no one wanted solved, and inherits a baby elephant. All three are a problem to Chopra.

He does want to be retired. A policeman known for his integrity for more than thirty years, one of the most respected men on the Mumbai force, Chopra resents the heart condition which forces him into retirement. He resents the new head of police who refuses to investigate the death of a young man from the wrong side of the tracks. He resents having a baby elephant foisted upon him from his late, lamented, eccentric uncle.

But Chopra is also man with time on his hands, a sense of justice that cannot be easily retired, and compassion for the little grieving elephant who seems to have given up on life. He also has a deep love for his country, no matter how bewilderingly fast it is changing, and for his wife, known as Poppy.

As Poppy frets over Chopra’s health and worries about her own childlessness, Chopra takes the elephant – he names Ganesha - in hand as he searches Mumbai for answers. He needs answers to the young man’s death, and answers on how to aid an ailing pachyderm. What he uncovers is a big picture of just how much his beloved country has changed, answers regarding his own family, and forges a new purpose for himself, Poppy and the Cadbury Dairy Milk-loving Baby Ganesha.

This is the first in a spellbinding new detective series, one that expertly emotes the sights, sounds and smells of India – the good, the bad and the ugly. Author Vaseem Khan gives us an honest hero in Chopra, a mystery worth several evenings of contemplation, and one of the most unusual sidekicks ever brought to life on page.

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