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On the Radar - Never in November

Ken Follett is a name often associated with historical fiction but the Welsh author’s first major success was the wartime espionage thriller, Eye of the Needle, in 1978. It’s a tightly told psychological tale of deception on an isolated island. His return sees him move…
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Death in the East

Written by Abir Mukherjee — The acclaimed Wyndham and Banerjee historical crime series returns with a fourth instalment. Was it really in 2016 that The Rising Man introduced us to Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant Surrender-not Banerjee? Most recently Wyndham was caught in the angry…
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Death in the East, and more...

On the Radar — This week our new books column brings a good selection of books, with an eclectic mix of themes and styles represented. For those who love historical crime fiction, Abir Mukherjee and Alan Furst bring you their latest, set in 1920s India…
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Smoke and Ashes

Abir Mukherjee’s third mystery featuring Captain Sam Wyndham, an ex-Scotland Yard detective policeman in 1920s colonial Calcutta, sees him caught in the crossfire of the campaign for Indian independence from the British. Wyndham’s addiction reaches a critical stage, but it is a visit to an opium…
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New prize for BAME crime authors

Though writers like Lionel Shriver might not like it, Penguin Random House has made a commitment to reflecting Britain’s ethnic diversity in the writers it signs. As part of that intention, imprint Harvill Secker has joined forces with the crime fiction festival Bloody Scotland to…
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Smoke and Ashes

Written by Abir Mukherjee — There has been a burning fire of anticipation for the third adventure of Captain Sam Wyndham in colonial Calcutta where the flames of the freedom movement are fanning out from Gandhi’s non-cooperation campaign for Indian independence from the imperial yoke. After…
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He has risen

On the Radar — This week, our new books column gets going with a writer who first came to our attention in 2014, when he won a writing competition run by the Daily Telegraph and Harvill Secker. Abir Mukherjee’s prize was to have A Rising…
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