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The Khan - Saima Mir

The Khan - Saima Mir

Title: The Khan

Author:  Saima Mir

ISBN:  9781786079091

Weight:  893 g

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The Khan by Saima Mir

Be twice as good as men and four times as good as white men.
Jia Khan has always lived like this.

Successful London lawyer Jia Khan is a long way from the grubby Northern streets she knew as a child, where her father, Akbar Khan, led the Pakistani community and ran the local organised crime syndicate.  Often his Jirga rule – the old way – was violent and bloody, but it was always justice of a kind.

Now, with her father murdered, Jia must return to take his place.  The police have always relied on the Khan to maintain the fragile order of the streets.  But a bloody power struggle has broken out among warring communities and nobody is safe.

Justice needs to be restored, and Jia is about to discover that justice always comes at a cost.

Peer & Press Reviews

With The Khan, Saima Mir delivers a once-in-a-generation crime-thriller and in Jia Khan has created 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 which deserves to be read widely.

A. A. Dhand, author of Streets of Darkness

A tremendous debut (Jia Khan is a fascinating, multi-layered protagonist).  Timely, authentic, immersive and powerful.  Hints of The Godfather.  SUPERB.

Will Dean, author of the Tuva Moodyson mysteries

Jia is incredibly compelling without being simply likeable.  It’s a joy to read a book set in northern England that does not veer into cliche.  It’s so good on motherhood, morality and gender.

Nell Frizzell, author of The Panic Years

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Khan
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in after the front free endpaper.
(Printed on this page is the title, the author’s name, the phrase ‘Signed by the author’, and the name of the publisher.)
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

Jhalak Prize 2022 – longlist

CrimeFest Awards 2022 – shortlist (debut crime novel)

Portico Prize 2022 – longlist

Media accolades Selected as a Times and Sunday Times Crime Novel of the Year for 2021.
Book Stats
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Imprint Point Blank
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781786079091
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 316
Size (h x w x d) 232 x 155 x 33mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Anna Crossley
Jacket image Shutterstock

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