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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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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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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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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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A Rising Man

Written by Abir Mukherjee — Calcutta, 1919, and the city is full of rising men. There are the colonials making fortunes in commodities like rubber and jute, or grafting in the administration in ways they never could back in the UK. There are cloth merchants…
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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Last February, we reported on how the previously unpublished writer Abir Mukherjee had won a crime writing competition run by The Daily Telegraph and Harvill Secker.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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