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A Rising Man

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**SELECTED AS WATERSTONES' THRILLER OF THE MONTH 2017**
**WINNER OF THE CWA ENDEAVOUR HISTORICAL DAGGER 2017**
** CHOSEN AS SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH 2017**
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2018**

'An exceptional historical crime novel' C.J. Sansom

India, 1919. Desperate for a fresh start, Captain Sam Wyndham arrives to take up an important post in Calcutta's police force.

He is soon called to the scene of a horrifying murder. The victim was a senior official, and a note in his mouth warns the British to leave India - or else.

With the stability of the Empire under threat, Wyndham and Sergeant 'Surrender-not' Banerjee must solve the case quickly. But there are some who will do anything to stop them...

'A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin

'Highly entertaining...set in a Calcutta so convincingly evoked that readers will find sweat bursting from their foreheads' Daily Telegraph

If you enjoyed A Rising Man, the second Sam Wyndham mystery, A Necessary Evil, is available now.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 277g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784701343
  • 9781784701345
  • 9,711

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"A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj... a cracking debut"
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Enthralling... The investigation sends Wyndham and his Bengali assistant on a whirlwind circuit of the city -- Marilyn Stasio * New York Times Book Review * [A] terrific first novel...Mukherjee's descriptions of Calcutta under the Raj are vivid, while Wyndham's position as a newcomer with fresh eyes works brilliantly * Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month * Splendid...Captain Sam Wyndham is a winning creation * The Times, Crime Book of the Month * A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj... a cracking debut -- Jon Coates * Daily Express * A joy to read -- Susan Hill
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About Abir Mukherjee

Abir Mukherjee is the bestselling author of the Wyndham & Banerjee series of crime novels set in Raj-era India. His debut, A Rising Man, won the CWA Endeavour Dagger for best historical crime novel of 2017, was shortlisted for the MWA Edgar for best novel, was a Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month, and Waterstones Thriller of the Month. His second novel, A Necessary Evil, won the Wilbur Smith Award for Adventure Writing, was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of 2018, and was featured on ITV as a Zoe Ball Book Club pick. His third novel, Smoke and Ashes, is out now. Abir grew up in Scotland and lives in London with his wife and two sons.
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3,500 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 22% (785)
4 50% (1,734)
3 24% (838)
2 3% (117)
1 1% (26)
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