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Smoke and Ashes

by Abir Mukherjee

Crime and Mystery

Smoke and Ashes Synopsis

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...

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781911215141
Publication date: 7th June 2018
Author: Abir Mukherjee
Publisher: Harvill Secker an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Hardback
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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Abir Mukherjee Press Reviews

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

[I]t is the flamboyant evocation of Calcutta that makes this such a mesmerising read -- Barry Forshaw - Guardian

Well-researched and vivid in detail... [Smoke and Ashes] delights from the first page until the last. Simply superb - Daily Express

[W]onderfully rich and entertaining period crime series -- John Williams - Mail on Sunday

Mukherjee weaves crime and history together with great skill -- Antonio Senior - The Times

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9781784704780
Publication date: 13/06/2019
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781911215141
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781473562486
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Format: Ebook

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About Abir Mukherjee

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 ...

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