A funny and gripping spy thriller with a hilarious new hero
Born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1975 Khurrum moved to England when he was one. He is a west London boy and now lives in Berkshire with his wife and two sons.
Khurrum is currently working as a Senior IT Officer but his real love is writing. He has a screenplay which has been optioned by a Danish TV producer but is now concentrating on novels. East of Hounslow is his first novel; he is currently working on Homegrown Hero, the second in the Jay Qasim series.
`Educated me about some of the most urgent issues of our time while making me repeatedly snort with laughter'. Telegraph
`Combining humour and tragedy is one of the hardest literary challenges, but Khurrum Rahman succeeds.' TLS
`Told with striking panache. Announces the arrival of a fine, fresh new thriller writer' Daily Mail
`A very funny but tense thriller...Think Four Lions meets Phone Shop' Red
`As much a coming-of-age story as a full-on action thriller, East of Hounslow is thought-provoking and entirely gripping.' Guardian
`Sweary, funny and, above all, an absolutely cracking thriller that you'll tear through, this is the anti-James Bond that the 21st century needs' Emerald Street
'East of Hounslow, in which a young Muslim finds himself forced to become an MI5 plant in a group of jihadists, is as British as Nelson's Colum. A superb and exciting debut novel' Telegraph
`Clipped dialogues, staccato sentences and the hilariously brilliant prose set the pace of this excellent unputdownable crime thriller. The climax will leave you breathless.' New Indian Express
`A brilliant thriller. You'd be mad not to buy this.'
Ben Aaronovitch, author of Rivers of London
`Excellent book. Phenomenal writing.' BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors
`I loved it. More please' Mel McGrath, author of Give Me the Child
`Builds to a heart-constricting climax' Times Crime Club
`The best thriller I've read in ages' Stephen Leather