A Rising Man: 'An exceptional historical crime novel' C.J. Sansom

· Wyndham and Banerjee series Book 1 · Random House
8 reviews

About this ebook

'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...


*Abir Mukherjee's blockbuster contemporary thriller HUNTED is available to pre-order NOW*


Praise for the Wyndham and Banerjee series :

'A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin

'Does for the Raj what Philip Kerr did for the Reich' The Times/Sunday Times Crime Club

'Highly entertaining' Daily Telegraph

If you enjoyed A Rising Man, further books in the Wyndham and Banerjee series are available now:

A Necessary Evil

Smoke and Ashes
Death in the East
The Shadows of Men

Ratings and reviews

8 reviews
Rob Howes
June 28, 2020
Loved it. New spin on detective novel.
2 people found this review helpful

About the author

Abir Mukherjee grew up in the west of Scotland. At the age of fifteen, his best friend made him read Gorky Park and he’s been a fan of crime fiction ever since. The child of immigrants from India, A Rising Man, his debut novel, was inspired by a desire to learn more about a crucial period in Anglo-Indian history that seems to have been almost forgotten. It won the Harvill Secker/Daily Telegraph crime writing competition and became the first in a series starring Captain Sam Wyndham and ‘Surrender-not’ Banerjee. Abir lives in London with his wife and two sons.

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