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Amit Dhand - Girl Zero
Thursday 15 March
Amit Dhand - Girl Zero

Amit DhandAmit Dhand, our friendly local pharmacist, leads a double life as a writer of crime fiction. His sellout event last year at Headingley Library detailed his debut novel Streets of Darkness. His hero is Harry Virdee, a Sikh detective, with flaws in his professional and private lives.

‘There are some surprises that no-one should ever have to experience. Standing over the body of your beloved – and murdered – niece is one of them. For Detective Inspector Harry Virdee, a man perilously close to the edge, it feels like the beginning of the end.’

This next book in the series, Girl Zero, takes up his story a year later. It’s another fictional dark look at a criminal underworld placed in Bradford, and involving the kind of things you see pretty much every day on the news.

‘Outstanding - relentless, multi-layered suspense and real human drama
.’ Lee Child

Harry Virdee is one of the most multi-layered policemen to have appeared in recent years. Girl Zero is a story as fresh as today’s newspaper headlines - and all the more potent for being so . . Fierce, fast-paced and vivid, it underlines just how good Dhand is’ Mail on Sunday

‘Dhand is a fearless writer’ Sunday Times

Amit is currently working with a UK broadcaster to develop a TV adaptation of the book. He still works full-time as a pharmacist and writes late at night into the early hours.

Amit will read from his new work and will both tell you more about himself and his writing life as well as answer questions. The paperback edition will be released on 22 February 2018 and will be on sale at the event.

7.15pm New Headingley Club, St Michael’s Road