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Smoke and Ashes

by Abir Mukherjee

Part of the Sam Wyndham Series

Smoke and Ashes Synopsis

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 Press Reviews

Mukherjee weaves crime and history together with great skill -- Antonio Senior * The Times * [W]onderfully rich and entertaining period crime series -- John Williams * Mail on Sunday * Well-researched and vivid in detail... [Smoke and Ashes] delights from the first page until the last. Simply superb * Daily Express * [I]t is the flamboyant evocation of Calcutta that makes this such a mesmerising read -- Barry Forshaw * Guardian * 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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784704780
Publication date: 13th June 2019
Author: Abir Mukherjee
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

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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