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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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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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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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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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