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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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Interview: Vaseem Khan

If you like your crime with a touch of spice – literally – then Vaseem Khan’s Baby Ganesh Agency series, featuring Inspector Chopra and his little elephant Ganesha, should fit the bill. Book three, The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star, goes behind the glamour…
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Secrets in the Stones

Written by Tessa Harris — This is the sixth book in journalist-turned-novelist Tessa Harris’ engaging mystery series set in Oxfordshire in the 1780s. Dr Thomas Silkstone made his debut back in December 2011 in The Anatomist’s Apprentice, when he was approached by Lady Lydia Farrell…
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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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A Straits Settlement

Written by Brian Stoddart — It is the summer of 1923, and Madras is so hot that even the locals are finding it hard going. Many of the British civil servants, who still run India, are suffering torments inside their formal suits and starched collars….
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