Sunday, October 18, 2020

Win an Autographed Copy of Vaseem Khan's Midnight at Malabar House!



It's been a couple of months or so since my last giveaway, and I'm happy to announce that I have a few lined up (like Riley Sager's Home Before Dark and Craig Johnson's Next to Last Stand) to share with you all. First up is Vaseem Khan's Midnight at Malabar House. If you like historical mysteries set in 1950s Bombay, India, you can get in at the very beginning with this first Persis Wadia mystery. I can also tell you that if you've already read Sujata Massey's excellent Perveen Mistry historical series, this is one you should enjoy.

I've already provided a link to my review of Khan's book, but here's the synopsis:

"As India celebrates the arrival of a momentous new decade, Inspector Persis Wadia stands vigil in the basement of Malabar House, home to the city's most unwanted unit of police officers. Six months after joining the force she remains India's first female police detective, mistrusted, sidelined and now consigned to the midnight shift.
And so, when the phone rings to report the murder of prominent English diplomat Sir James Herriot, the country's most sensational case falls into her lap.

As 1950 dawns and India prepares to become the world's largest republic, Persis, accompanied by Scotland Yard criminalist Archie Blackfinch, finds herself investigating a case that is becoming more political by the second. Navigating a country and society in turmoil, Persis, smart, stubborn and untested in the crucible of male hostility that surrounds her, must find a way to solve the murder - whatever the cost."

~~~What You Will Win~~~

  • One autographed hardcover edition of Vaseem Khan's Midnight at Malabar House. It has a protective mylar cover on the dust jacket, and is fresh from The Poisoned Pen Bookstore. You can see it in the photo. (Pardon the reflection of Denis sitting at his monitor behind me!)


~~~The Rules~~~
  1. To be entered in the drawing, send an email to kittlingbooks(at)gmail(dot)com.
  2. The subject line of your email must read Malabar Giveaway.
  3. The body of your email must have your name and mailing address.
  4. Send your entries to me by noon, Sunday, October 25, 2020.
  5. Due to the high cost of postage, this giveaway is open to US residents only.


~~~The Small Print~~~

Very Important: If your emails are missing any of the required information, i.e., the correct subject line and your name and mailing address, you will not be entered to win. How do you know if you've been entered? If you have not received an email from me within 24 hours which says, "Your entry has been received. Good Luck!" you'll know something went wrong. That's okay. Try again!
The winner will be notified by email, and the announcement will be made here on Kittling: Books on Monday, October 26, 2020. The book will go out in the mail the very next day.

Now it's time to fill up my inbox with entries!



  1. You're always so generous with your giveaways, Cathy! Thanks for that.

    1. You're welcome, Margot. I just think it's important for readers to share the wealth as much as they can.

  2. I am a fan of his other series, and Massey's too. Thanks for sharing such a great giveaway with us!

  3. Thank you.

    I have books to give away, but other than giving them to Housing Works, which raises funds for housing for ill people, have no way ot do it. And I am staying away from the post office, and my nearby postal boxes are not usable for packages.

    1. But you are sharing the wealth in the way that is available to you, and that's what's important.

  4. I'm going to hire someone with a van to take my books to Housing Works if I get the energy to pack the last box.

    1. Too bad I can't twitch my masked nose and be there. I'm in packing and organizing mode, and I've run out of things to pack and organize!

  5. No magic carpet, unfortunately. Would love the help.

    Maybe iced coffee and chocolate will get me going.


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