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Mal McEwan: Top five books of 2016

The glorious potential of crime fiction to lead us into other lives and times is unsurpassed. My list will lead you to various corners of the globe but I have, inevitably, opted for a slice of Scotland too. All these books have a strong sense…
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NTN: The five best debuts of 2016

Isn’t it exciting when you discover a brilliant new author? One whose book you can tell your friends about, and then wait for their second novel to see if it’s as good as the first. That’s what it’s like with these five authors because our…
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A Rising Man

This prize-winning debut takes us back to 1919 Calcutta, where Sam Wyndham, formerly of the British Army and of Scotland Yard, has arrived to start a new life in the colonial police force. He’s barely had time to wipe the sweat from his brow before a…
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NTN: Abir Mukherjee interviewed

Last February, we reported on how the previously unpublished writer Abir Mukherjee had won a crime writing competition run by The Daily Telegraph and Harvill Secker. His book, A Rising Man, has been completed and Harvill Secker will be publishing it in May next year. Becoming a crime…
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A Rising Man - Telegraph compo winner

Congratulations go out to Abir Mukherjee, who has won the Telegraph Harvill Secker crime writing competition with a novel set in India in 1919, during the period of the British Raj. A Rising Man involves a brutal murder, political underpinnings, and a conflicted Indian police…
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