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A Rising Man

by Abir Mukherjee

Part of the Sam Wyndham Series

Crime / Mystery Historical Fiction

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A fabulous and award-winning historical crime series set in India, starring Captain Wyndham and Sergeant Banerjee. Discover richly vivid, wonderful interplay between the characters and thought provoking storylines. This is a series to stick on the top of your to-be-read pile.

Books in The Sam Wyndham Series:

1. A Rising Man

2. A Necessary Evil

3. Smoke and Ashes

4. Death in the East

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A Rising Man Synopsis

'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... __________ ** CHOSEN BY THE TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB AS ONE OF TOP 40 BOOKS OF LAST FIVE YEARS** **WINNER OF THE CWA ENDEAVOUR HISTORICAL DAGGER ** 'A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin 'This brilliant mingling of real history and fictional invention kicks off a series that does for the Raj what Philip Kerr did for the Reich' The Times/Sunday Times Crime Club '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, further books in the Sam Wyndham series are available now: A Necessary Evil Smoke and Ashes Death in the East

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A Rising Man Press Reviews

Enthralling... The investigation sends Wyndham and his Bengali assistant on a whirlwind circuit of the city -- Marilyn Stasio - New York Times Book Review

[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

Splendid...Captain Sam Wyndham is a winning creation - The Times, Crime Book of the Month

A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj... a cracking debut -- Jon Coates - Daily Express

A joy to read -- Susan Hill -

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ISBN: 9781784701345
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784701345
Publication date: 4th May 2017
Author: Abir Mukherjee
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical mysteries, Historical fiction,

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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