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Imran Mahmood

Imran Mahmood was born in Liverpool 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.

His previous titles have been nominated as THE TELEGRAPH'S BEST CRIME NOVELS OF THE YEAR, picked by Simon Mayo as a BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB CHOICE, longlisted multiple times for the THEAKSTON CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR, the CWA GOLD DAGGER in 2018 and was shortlisted for THE GLASS BELL AWARD 2018. 

Imran's debut, YOU DON'T KNOW ME, was a major BBC drama adapted for screen by the team behind VIGIL and released on Netflix, starring Samuel Adewunmi who received a BAFTA nomination for his role as the protagonist in YOU DON'T KNOW ME. 

He now lives in South East London with his wife and children. 

All I Said Was True

I didn't kill her. Trust me…

When Amy Blahn died on a London rooftop, Layla Mahoney was there. Layla was holding her. But all she can say when she's arrested is that 'It was Michael. Find Michael and you'll find out everything you need to know.'

The problem is, the police can't find him – they aren't even sure he exists.

Layla knows she only has forty-eight hours to convince the police that bringing in the man she knows only as 'Michael' will clear her name and reveal a dangerous game affecting not just Amy and Layla, but her husband Russell and countless others.

But as the detectives begin to uncover the whole truth about what happened to Amy, Layla will soon have to decide: how much of that truth can she really risk being exposed?

I Know What I Saw

A woman strangled in a Mayfair flat. A man fleeing the scene.

Xander Shute saw it all – but the police won't believe someone who lives on the streets.

Determined to find justice for the murdered woman, Xander searches for answers. But as his recollection of the crime comes under increasing scrutiny, he is forced to confront other memories, including those from his long-buried, troubled, wealthy past.

How much will he risk to understand the brutal truth?

Territory Publisher/Agent
Italy Fanucci
Romania RAO
Russia Storytel
Dramatic Rights / under option

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
France Édition Zaleucus
Italy Fanucci
Poland Czarna Owca
Portugal Bertrand Editora
Russia Storytel
Turkey Indigo Kitap

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