Two acclaimed historical crime fiction novelists take us back in time to crack the case. Louise Hare, whose novels This Lovely City and Miss Aldridge Regrets take readers back to 1930s-1940s-era London, is in conversation with Vaseem Khan, whose work has been described as ‘The Da Vinci Code meets post-independence India’. 

Join us for a discussion about their work and collective fascination with a literary world in which mystery and history intersect.

About The Authors

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Louise Hare

Louise Hareis a London-based writer and has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. Originally from Warrington, the capital is the inspiration for much of her work, including This Lovely City and Miss Aldridge Regrets. This Lovely City was featured on the inaugural BBC TWO TV book club show, Between the Covers, and was shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize. Louise was selected for the Observer Top 10 Best Debut Novelists list in 2020, securing her place as an author to watch. Miss Aldridge Regrets is her second novel. 


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Vaseem Khan

Vaseem Khan is the author of two award-winning crime series set  in India. His debut, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 40 best crime novels published 2015-2020.In 2021,Midnight at Malabar House, the first in the Malabar House novels set in 1950s Bombay, won the Crime Writers Association Historical Dagger, the world’s premier award for historical crime fiction. Vaseem was born in England, but spent a decade working in India. Vaseem co-hosts the popular crime fiction podcast, The Red Hot Chilli Writers.