A Rising Man
**SELECTED AS WATERSTONES’ THRILLER OF THE MONTH 2017**
**WINNER OF THE CWA ENDEAVOUR HISTORICAL DAGGER 2017**
** CHOSEN AS SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH 2017**
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2018**
‘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 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 thought-provoking rollercoaster’ Ian Rankin
‘Highly entertaining…set in a Calcutta so convincingly evoked that readers will find sweat bursting from their foreheads’ Daily Telegraph
If you enjoyed A Rising Man, the second Sam Wyndham mystery, A Necessary Evil, is available now.
"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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