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Publication Order of Kamil Rahman Books

Publication Order of Children's Books

Ayesha and the Firefish (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films (With: Matthew Field) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Ajay Chowdhury is an accomplished author as well as a theater director and tech entrepreneur.

In addition to writing stories for adults, Ajay has also composed a novel for children. His book Ayesha and the Firefish was published in 2016 by Puffin. He would then follow up with his first debut fictional novel for adults, a crime story titled The Waiter. It was to be the first in his Kamil Rahman series, revolving all around the detective. The 2021 release was picked as the crime book of the month by the Sunday Times. It has also been optioned to be adapted for television. The second novel of the series would also debut to strongly positive reviews and the series has continued from there!

Ajay formed the Rented Space Theatre Company, formed by the author in 1987. He serves as the group’s artistic director. He has also directed many plays in London that extend to Cymbeline at the Etcetera and The Merchant of Vembley at the Cockpit Theatre.

As mentioned, the author is an entrepreneur as well and has been a CEO or founder for many start ups. These include Seatwave, which was successfully sold to Ticketmaster, LineOne which was sold to Tiscali, and Shazam, which was sold to Apple. If this were not impressive enough, Ajay has served on many boards including the Department of Culture Media and Sport, Lionhead, Arts Council London, the Historic Royal Palaces, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, among others.

Ajay also serves at BCG Digital Ventures as a Managing Director and a Senior Partner. He is responsible for their deep tech businesses. He also serves as a Chair of Cambridge Enterprise and is a Trustee of the Cheek by Jowl Theatre Company. He is also a board member of Enacte, a South Asian theatre company based in the city of San Francisco.

Chowdhury was picked to be one of the Asian Power 100, which is one hundred of the top most powerful and influential Asians in the United Kingdom. Ajay was also picked to be one of the Sunday Times Top 100 BAME business leaders in the UK in 2016.

The author is married. He shares three children with his partner. He currently resides in the north part of London. Ajay Chowdhury has also appeared as himself as the co-author of Some Kind of Hero on the television series Forbidden History.

The Waiter is the first book in the Detective Kamil Rahman series by author Ajay Chowdhury. This book first came out in 2021 and introduces readers to the character of Kamil for the first time.

Kamil Rahman used to be a detective, but left in a disgrace. He has now taken on a new career path in the form of waiter. He’s also getting ready to find himself involved in the middle of a case that could have the power to change his life. Whether it’s changing his life to become better or to become worse is the important thing.

Kamil used to be a detective but now has moved to London from Kolkata so that he can start again. Working in an Indian restaurant as a waiter, his life is now much simpler. However, one day he is part of the catering for a fancy party for an influential rich friend of his boss. That is when the peace that he has been so steadily cultivating in his life becomes completely disrupted.

While the event proves to be pulled off without a hitch, things take a turn when the host of the party is discovered dead. Rakesh is found in his own swimming pool, and immediately suspicions start running wild. One of the suspected includes Neha, the newly married wife of Rakesh. Young and beautiful, could she have proved to be the instigator of this horrible crime?

Kamil is summoned by the family to investigate on their behalf. He agrees to look into it, and takes on the daughter of his boss Anjoli as part of his team to do so. They end up working together quite well. As they continue to investigate, the relationship between the two of them grows warmer.

As he continues to work on the case, Kamil is bothered by thoughts of the case that he went through in Kolkata. The very case that took out his career completely, ripping it to shreds. Is it simply post-traumatic shock that he is going through, or is this actually ironic as part of his past is seeking him out to meet him? Can Kamil deal with the resurgence from what he has been through, or will he find out that when it comes to the past, you can never truly run away from it? Read this entertaining mystery novel to find out!

The Cook is the second book in the Detective Kamil Rahman series by author Ajay Chowdhury. If you loved The Waiter, you’ll really enjoy this mystery story and the second in the series featuring Kamil Rahman, a former detective who now takes jobs in food service but finds that he cannot quite run away from his past.

Kamil used to be a detective in Kolkata until he left that all behind. Now he works in a Brick Lane restaurant as a chef in a very different career than he was before. He thought that he could leave trouble behind him, but it turns out that trouble still has his address.

Kamil is surprised when a young woman he is familiar with ends up dead. The police think that it’s murder and that her boyfriend did the deed. Kamil isn’t certain about whether this is the case and faced with this information, he feels that it’s his duty to investigate.

At the same time, restaurant manager and Kamil’s friend Anjoli is starting to see the amount of homeless deaths in their area go up. The two don’t think the cases are related at first, but as they start to look into things further, they start to change their mind.

Anjoli and Kamil find all types of connections that go from Lahore to London. They must counteract the inaction of the authorities responding to the disappearing homeless and potential racism that goes into killings of Muslims while keenly becoming aware that they’re tracking a very smart killer that could very well be ahead of them in every way. What will happen? Read this book to find out!

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