A Rising Man

Abir Mukherjee
Published 04/05/2017
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'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