An Ismaili Muslim with obsessive-compulsive quirks, Jinnah is one of the genre's more interesting crime solvers.
This is the second novel by Hauka, of New Westminster, B.C., featuring smart and funny news reporter Hakeem Jinnah. The setting is Vancouver and it's the time of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light, but things are definitely not bright for Mr. Jinnah. It all starts with his attempt to sell some Babji dolls, which leads to a beheaded body, a wildly off-track rave and a crazed cult. He has a new and none-too-happy editor, and he's convinced that he's coming down with a case of dengue fever. Can things get worse? Mr. Jinnah's first outing, in Mr. Jinnah: Securities, was adapted for television. She Demons should set him up for a series.
The Globe and Mail
She Demons is an entertaining tale with a fast-moving plot and dialogue peppered with repartee. The result is a light and original read that signals more good things to come from this talented author.
This fast-moving plot takes the reader on a tour of Vancouver, from its grungy under-belly to the classy West Vancouver mansions, with Jinnah in his Gucci loafers and his van, known as the "satellite-guided Love Machine". There's grit and violence along with humourous dialogue and memorable characters.
I have no hesitation in recommending this book. I will be hunting for more books by this guy!
Michael Jecks, bestselling UK medieval mystery author