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Abir Mukherjee - Author

About the Author

Abir Mukherjee is the bestselling author of the Sam Wyndham series of crime novels set in Raj-era India. His debut, A Rising Man, won the CWA Endeavour Dagger for best historical crime novel of 2017, was a Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month, and Waterstones' Thriller of the Month. His second novel, A Necessary Evil, won the Wilbur Smith Award for Adventure Writing, was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of 2018, and was featured on ITV as a Zoe Ball Book Club pick. Abir grew up in Scotland and now lives in London with his wife and two sons.

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Death in the East

Death in the East

Author: Abir Mukherjee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

**From the winner of the 2017 CWA Historical Dagger Award and the 2018 Wilbur Smith Award** Calcutta police detective Captain Sam Wyndham and his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-not Banerjee, are back for another rip-roaring adventure set in 1920s India. 1905, London. As a young constable, Sam Wyndham is on his usual East London beat when he comes across an old flame, Bessie Drummond, attacked in the streets. The next day, when Bessie is found brutally beaten in her own room, locked from the inside, Wyndham promises to get to the bottom of her murder. But the case will cost the young constable more than he ever imagined. 1922, India. Leaving Calcutta, Captain Sam Wyndham heads for the hills of Assam, to the ashram of a sainted monk where he hopes to conquer his opium addiction. But when he arrives, he sees a ghost from his life in London - a man thought to be long dead, a man Wyndham hoped he would never see again. Wyndham knows he must call his friend and colleague Sergeant Banerjee for help. He is certain this figure from his past isn't here by coincidence. He is here for revenge . . . Praise for the Sam Wyndham series: `A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin `Confirms Abir Mukherjee as a rising star of historical crime fiction' The Times `Cracking... A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj' Daily Express `A brilliantly conceived murder mystery set amidst political and social turmoil - beautifully crafted' C. J. Sansom

Death in the East

Death in the East

Author: Abir Mukherjee Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

**From the winner of the 2017 CWA Historical Dagger Award and the 2018 Wilbur Smith Award** Calcutta police detective Captain Sam Wyndham and his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-not Banerjee, are back for another rip-roaring adventure set in 1920s India. 1905, London. As a young constable, Sam Wyndham is on his usual East London beat when he comes across an old flame, Bessie Drummond, attacked in the streets. The next day, when Bessie is found brutally beaten in her own room, locked from the inside, Wyndham promises to get to the bottom of her murder. But the case will cost the young constable more than he ever imagined. 1922, India. Leaving Calcutta, Captain Sam Wyndham heads for the hills of Assam, to the ashram of a sainted monk where he hopes to conquer his opium addiction. But when he arrives, he sees a ghost from his life in London - a man thought to be long dead, a man Wyndham hoped he would never see again. Wyndham knows he must call his friend and colleague Sergeant Banerjee for help. He is certain this figure from his past isn't here by coincidence. He is here for revenge . . . Praise for the Sam Wyndham series: `A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin `Confirms Abir Mukherjee as a rising star of historical crime fiction' The Times `Cracking... A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj' Daily Express `A brilliantly conceived murder mystery set amidst political and social turmoil - beautifully crafted' C. J. Sansom

A Rising Man A Novel

A Rising Man A Novel

Author: Abir Mukherjee Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2019

Smoke and Ashes Sam Wyndham Book 3

Smoke and Ashes Sam Wyndham Book 3

Author: Abir Mukherjee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

SELECTED AS WATERSTONES' THRILLER OF THE MONTH, JULY 2019 CHOSEN BY THE SUNDAY TIMES AS ONE OF 100 BEST CRIME NOVELS SINCE 1945 SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 CWA SAPERE HISTORICAL DAGGER SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 HWA GOLD CROWN LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 CWA GOLD DAGGER `Smoke and Ashes is Abir Mukherjee's best book yet; a brilliantly conceived murder mystery set amidst political and social turmoil - beautifully crafted' C.J. Sansom India, 1921. Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force. But Wyndham finds himself in a tight spot when he stumbles across a corpse in an opium den. When he then comes across a second body bearing the same injuries, Wyndham is convinced that there's a deranged killer on the loose. However, revealing his presence in the opium den could cost him his career. As Wyndham and Sergeant 'Surrender-not' Banerjee set out to solve the two murders, Wyndham must tread carefully, keeping his personal demons secret, before someone else turns up dead... 'It is the flamboyant evocation of Calcutta that makes this such a mesmerising read' Guardian Praise for the Sam Wyndham series: `A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin `Confirms Abir Mukherjee as a rising star of historical crime fiction' The Times `Cracking... A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj' Daily Express If you enjoyed Smoke and Ashes, look out for the fourth Sam Wyndham mystery, Death in the East in November 2019

Smoke and Ashes Sam Wyndham Book 3

Smoke and Ashes Sam Wyndham Book 3

Author: Abir Mukherjee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

**From the winner of the 2017 CWA Historical Dagger Award** `Smoke and Ashes is Abir Mukherjee's best book yet; a brilliantly conceived murder mystery set amidst political and social turmoil - beautifully crafted' C.J. Sansom India, 1921. Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force. But Wyndham finds himself in a tight spot when he stumbles across a corpse in an opium den. When he then comes across a second body bearing the same injuries, Wyndham is convinced that there's a deranged killer on the loose. However, revealing his presence in the opium den could cost him his career. As Wyndham and Sergeant 'Surrender-not' Banerjee set out to solve the two murders, Wyndham must tread carefully, keeping his personal demons secret, before someone else turns up dead... 'It is the flamboyant evocation of Calcutta that makes this such a mesmerising read' Guardian Praise for the Sam Wyndham series: `A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin `Confirms Abir Mukherjee as a rising star of historical crime fiction' The Times `Cracking... A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj' Daily Express If you enjoyed Smoke and Ashes, look out for the fourth Sam Wyndham mystery, Death in the East in November 2019

Smoke and Ashes

Smoke and Ashes

Author: Abir Mukherjee Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Smoke and Ashes by Abir Mukherjee, read by Simon Bubb.**From the winner of the 2017 CWA Historical Dagger Award**India, 1921. Haunted by his memories of the Great War, Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force. When Sam is summoned to investigate a grisly murder, he is stunned at the sight of the body: he's seen this before. Last night, in a drug addled haze, he stumbled across a corpse with the same ritualistic injuries. It seems like there's a deranged killer on the loose. Unfortunately for Sam, the corpse was in an opium den and revealing his presence there could cost him his career.With the aid of his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-not Banerjee, Sam must try to solve the two murders, all the while keeping his personal demons secret, before somebody else turns up dead.Set against the backdrop of the fervent fight for Indian independence, and rich with the atmosphere of 1920s Calcutta, Smoke and Ashes is the brilliant new historical mystery in this award-winning series.'Smoke and Ashes is Abir Mukherjee's best book yet; a brilliantly conceived murder mystery set amidst political and social turmoil - beautifully crafted.' CJ SANSOM

A Necessary Evil

A Necessary Evil

Author: Abir Mukherjee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2018

WINNER 2018 WILBUR SMITH ADVENTURE WRITING PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 HISTORICAL AND GOLD DAGGERS LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 CWA STEEL DAGGER FEATURED ON ITV'S ZOE BALL BOOK CLUB 2018 India, 1920. Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant Banerjee of Calcutta Police must investigate the dramatic assassination of a Maharaja's son... Sam Wyndham is visiting the kingdom of Sambalpore, home to diamond mines and the beautiful Palace of the Sun. But when the Maharaja's eldest son is assassinated, Wyndham realises that the realm is riven with conflict. Prince Adhir was unpopular with religious groups, while his brother - now in line to the throne - appears to be a feckless playboy. As Wyndham and Sergeant `Surrender-not' Banerjee endeavour to unravel the mystery, they become entangled in a dangerous world. They must find the murderer, before the murderer finds them. Praise for the Sam Wyndham series: `An exceptional historical crime novel' C.J. Sansom `A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin `Confirms Abir Mukherjee as a rising star of historical crime fiction' The Times `Cracking... A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj' Daily Express If you enjoyed A Necessary Evil, the third Sam Wyndham mystery, Smoke and Ashes, is available now.

Necessary Evil

Necessary Evil

Author: Abir Mukherjee Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2017

Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee, read by Simon Bubb.The fabulously wealthy kingdom of Sambalpore: home to tigers, elephants, diamond mines and the beautiful Palace of the Sun. When the heir to the throne of Sambalpore is assassinated in Calcutta in the presence of Captain Sam Wyndham and his colleague 'Surrender-Not' Banerjee, Wyndham works to uncover the reasons behind Prince Punit's death, despite the opposition of his commanding officers. Travelling to Sambalpore, he discovers a kingdom riven with suppressed conflict. Prince Punit was a moderniser whose attitudes - and romantic relationship - may have upset the more religious elements of his country, while his brother appears to be a feckless playboy. And when Annie Grant, the first woman to capture Wyndham's heart since the death of his wife, arrives in the kingdom, Wyndham knows this is going to be a case that is as challenging personally as it is professionally.

A Rising Man

A Rising Man

Author: Abir Mukherjee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

**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.

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