In the enchanting new Baby Ganesh Agency novel, Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick go undercover to investigate a murder at Mumbai's grandest hotel.For a century the iconic Grand Raj Palace Hotel has welcomed the world's elite. From film stars to foreign dignitaries, anyone who is anyone stays at the Grand Raj. The last thing the venerable old hotel needs is a murder...When American billionaire Hollis Burbank is found dead - the day after buying India's most expensive painting - the authorities are keen to label it a suicide. But the man in charge of the investigation is not so sure. Chopra is called in - and discovers a hotel full of people with a reason to want Burbank dead.Accompanied by his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, Chopra navigates his way through the palatial building, a journey that leads him steadily to a killer, and into the heart of darkness . . ....
|Title||:||Murder at the Grand Raj Palace (Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation #4)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
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Murder at the Grand Raj Palace (Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation #4) Reviews
The Murder at the Grand Raj Palace means one delightful thing. Inspector Chopra is back for a fourth instalment, with his mischievous little companion elephant, Ganesha. All of us who have followed this series adore it. We are addicted. We love it! It has something for everyone; murder, comic touches and a backdrop of exotic Indian culture. Vaseem Khan delivers a stunning murder mystery, told with flair and humour. It does not get any better than this.
We get a rather classic murder mystery, this ...more
In my opinion, probably the best case for detective Chopra so far as a whole, with the best mystery part. And Poppy has a greater role in this book and her wit and behavior add an intriguing tone to the narration, without of course changing too much the Baby Ganesh Agency typical structure - that contains also a lot of insights of ancient and modern India - that I love to read - and elephant Ganesh interventions.
A book I'd suggest to every reader of the previous ones, but also to whom just want ...more
Walking around with a baby elephant and nobody objects may be a stretch for some and even using one the oldest plots in mystery writing (the locked room) could be a deal breaker for others. Vaseem Khan simply ignores convention and writes a book that makes you laugh, consider characters actions, and enjoy reading for fun.
Reading for fun. Try it, you may like it. Murder at the Grand Raj Place is a great place to start.
Each book in the series gets better and better. I love this family and of course baby Ganesha. I appreciate the fact that the author weaves in facts and historical perspective’s about India. I also, and I don’t know if enjoy is the right word, the fact that he’s not afraid to address India’s past.
Murder at the Grand Raj Palace is ultimately a good, fun murder mystery.
The book was not as cosy as I was expecting – from the cover and the general premise – as it has one or two dark themes and makes some political points; but I am not complaining.
However, although the story brings to life some picturesque, vivid and evocative images of India, unfortunately the mystery itself was a little pedestrian to begin with. For the first third or so, Chopra would talk to one suspect, they would suggest ...more