Publication Date: 04/05/2017 ISBN: 9781784701345 Category:

A Rising Man

Abir Mukherjee

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 04/05/2017 ISBN: 9781784701345 Category:
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**WINNER OF THE CWA ENDEAVOUR HISTORICAL DAGGER **

‘An exceptional historical crime novel’ C.J. Sansom

India, 1919. Desperate for a fresh start, Captain Sam Wyndham arrives to take up an important post in Calcutta’s police force.

He is soon called to the scene of a horrifying murder. The victim was a senior official, and a note left in his mouth warns the British to leave India – or else.

With the stability of the Empire under threat, Wyndham and Sergeant ‘Surrender-not’ Banerjee must solve the case quickly. But there are some who will do anything to stop them…

**A THE TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB TOP 40 BOOK OF LAST FIVE YEARS**

Praise for the Wyndham and Banerjee series :

‘A thought-provoking rollercoaster’ Ian Rankin

‘Does for the Raj what Philip Kerr did for the Reich’ The Times/Sunday Times Crime Club

‘Highly entertaining’ Daily Telegraph

If you enjoyed A Rising Man, further books in the Wyndham and Banerjee series are available now:

A Necessary Evil
Smoke and Ashes
Death in the East
The Shadows of Men

Publisher Review

"A joy to read" -- Susan Hill "A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj... a cracking debut" -- Jon Coates * Daily Express * "Splendid...Captain Sam Wyndham is a winning creation" * The Times, Crime Book of the Month * "[A] terrific first novel...Mukherjee's descriptions of Calcutta under the Raj are vivid, while Wyndham's position as a newcomer with fresh eyes works brilliantly" * Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month * "Enthralling... The investigation sends Wyndham and his Bengali assistant on a whirlwind circuit of the city" -- Marilyn Stasio * New York Times Book Review *

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