The Khan by Saima Mir - signed 1st edition hardback
These first edition (not first printing) hardback copies of The Khan have been signed by the author, Saima Mir. We have been looking forward to this gritty thriller ever since we heard about it and whoah, we were not disappointed at all ... though we did loose a fair few nights sleep..! The Khan is a clever, surprising, brilliantly written page turner and the perfect reading for right now.
Born in Bradford, Saima Mir worked as a young reporter on the Telegraph & Argus. This, her debut novel, was inspired by someone who told her that the city was run by seven men, which formed the germ of an idea for a thriller. The book has now been optioned by the BBC. It will make TERRIFIC telly but we heartily recommend you read it first and let your own imagination get involved...
Bold, addictive and brilliant’ – Best Fiction 2021 - STYLIST
‘A compelling and gritty crime thriller... what really makes for page turning reading is how well-drawn out the characters are while dismantling any existing biases about the role of women in Muslim communities.’ – COSMOPOLITAN
Be twice as good as men and four times as good as white men.
Jia Khan has always lived like this.
A successful lawyer, Jia Khan’s London life is a long way from the Northern streets she knew as a child, where her father, Akbar Khan, was head of the Pakistani community and ran the local organised crime syndicate. His Jirga rule – the old way – was violent and bloody, but it was also justice of a kind.
When her father is murdered, Jia must return to his community. In the past, the police relied on Akbar Khan to maintain the fragile order of the streets. But a bloody power struggle has broken out among the various communities and now, nobody is safe.
Justice needs to be restored, and Jia is about to discover that justice always comes at a price. Against a backdrop of racial divides, misogyny and prejudice, THE KHAN is a thrilling crime debut, set in a world rarely explored in fiction.
‘A once-in-a-generation crime-thriller.. and a female South-Asian protagonist who is fierce, passionate and absolutely compelling. This is not simply black-and-white on the page. It’s blood. It’s emotion. It’s tears, anger, betrayal and revenge. An outstanding debut.’ - A.A. DHAND, author of Streets of Darkness
‘An amazing piece of work and very timely... I’m sure it’s going to be a sensational debut.’ LESLEY MCEVOY, author of The Murder Mile
Hardback, 336 pages, 14.61 x 2.92 x 22.48 cm