A Rising Man

Wyndham and Banerjee series

Book 1
Random House
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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...
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** 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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About the author

Abir Mukherjee is the bestselling author of the Wyndham & Banerjee 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 shortlisted for the MWA Edgar for best novel, 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. His third novel, Smoke and Ashes, is out now. Abir grew up in Scotland and lives in London with his wife and two sons.
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Publisher
Random House
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Published on
May 5, 2016
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781473522466
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery
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This content is DRM protected.
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