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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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A Necessary Evil

Written by Abir Mukherjee — Reading this fast-paced police procedural is like a trip back in time to the British Raj, mid-1920. Calcutta-based Imperial Police Force Captain Sam Wyndham and his Sergeant Surendranath Banerjee – whom Wyndham insists on calling Surrender-not – find themselves embroiled…
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It's a matter of honour

On the Radar — Social relevance is one of the number one topics discussed by authors at crime fiction festivals¬†these days, particularly with all the populist politics, extremism and injustice going on in the world today. And as subjects go, they don’t come much hotter…
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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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