Stone circles and elephants - murder most foul from Cumbria to Mumbai
In this session, bestselling crime authors Vaseem Khan and M.W. Craven explore the impact of location on a good murder plot. M.W. Craven, author of The Puppet Show, sets loose a serial killer amongst the Lake District’s prehistoric stone circles, whilst Vaseem Khan’s Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series brings to life the heat and bustle of one of the world’s most colourful and overpopulated cities - Mumbai. Together they will talk about their latest books, but also dissect the ways in which location has influenced the development of their characters and plotlines.
Vaseem Khan is the author of the bestselling Baby Ganesh Detective Agency crime series featuring Indian detective Ashwin Chopra and his baby elephant sidekick. The first book in the series, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra was a Times bestseller, and a Waterstones Paperback of the Year. Vaseem was born in London, but spent a decade working in India. His latest novel is Murder at the Grand Raj Palace.
Carlisle-born M. W. Craven took up a probation officer role in Whitehaven in 1999. Seventeen years later, at the rank of assistant chief officer, he became a full-time author. The Puppet Show, the first in a two-book deal he signed with the Little, Brown imprint, Constable in 2017, was published in June. It has sold in numerous foreign territories and has been optioned for TV by Studio Lambert.
Vaseem Khan will also lead a crime-writing masterclass on Saturday, October 6th at 2.00pm in the Crown and Mitre Hotel Boardroom