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Imran Mahmood

Imran Mahmood was born in Liverpool in 1969 to first generation Pakistani parents. He has been working on the criminal bar in London for over 20 years and regularly appears in jury trials across the country dealing in serious and complex criminal cases.

He now lives in South East London with his wife and is currently plotting a second novel.

I Know What I Saw

Territory Publisher/Agent
Italy Fanucci
Romania RAO
Russia Storytel

I Know What I Saw

I saw it. He smothered her, pressing his hands on her face. The police don't believe me, they say it's impossible – but I know what I saw.

This is Xander Shute: once a wealthy banker, now living on the streets.

As he shelters for the night in an empty Mayfair flat, he hears its occupants returning home, and scrambles to hide as the couple argue. Trapped in his hiding place, he soon finds himself witnessing a vicious murder.

But who was the dead woman, who the police later tell him can't have been there? And why is the man Xander saw her with evading justice?

As Xander searches for answers, his memory of the crime comes under scrutiny, forcing him to confront his long-buried past and the stories he's told about himself.

How much he is willing to risk to understand the brutal truth?

You Don't Know Me

An unnamed defendant stands in the dock accused of murder. Abandoned by his lawyer for refusing to go along with a guilty plea, he is now representing himself.

This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Or is it?

A member of an opposing gang has been killed - evidence has mounted and the defendant was witnessed arguing with the dead boy weeks before he was killed. And a handgun was subsequently found in his flat and then blood was found under his nails.

An open and shut case. Or is it?

But what would you do if you took all that evidence, looked inside it, turned it around in your hands to see what the facts were really made of. To see if the truth stands up in court. To see what separates guilty and not guilty. Because how can you ever really judge what’s right and wrong?

Is he guilty? You decide.

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Penguin
Czech Republic Dobrovsky
Italy Fanucci
Poland Czarna Owca
Portugal Bertrand Editora
Russia Storytel
Turkey Indigo Kitap

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