Abir Mukherjee



Abir Mukherjee is the Times bestselling author of the Wyndham & Banerjee series of crime novels set in Raj-era India which have sold over 400,000 copies worldwide and been translated into 15 languages. His books have won numerous awards including the CWA Dagger for best Historical Novel, the Prix du Polar Européen, the Wilbur Smith Award for Adventure Writing and the Amazon Publishing Readers Award for E-book for the Year.
Alongside fellow author, Vaseem Khan, he also hosts the popular Red Hot Chilli Writers podcast, where every fortnight, joined by special guests from the media and literature, he takes a wry look at the world of books, writing, and the creative arts, tackling everything from bestsellers to pop culture.

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News & events

Shadows of Men shortlisted for Gold Dagger award 2022

Janice Hallett, S A Cosby and Abir Mukherjee are among those shortlisted for the 2022 Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Dagger awards

The 100 best crime novels and thrillers since 1945

Our team pick their favourite crime and spy novels, from Agatha Christie and Georges Simenon to today’s edgy Scandi and Japanese masters

Abir Mukherjee: ‘Using the crime novel to discuss social issues is in our blood’

The Scottish Bengali author, whose latest book features a classic locked room murder, says the detective with access to all levels of society is

Liquor & Literature: 6 Vodka Cocktails To Try Based On Your Favourite Book

Whether you’re loyal to crime fiction or always have the latest New York Times Best Seller on your bedside table, your taste in literature can say

upcoming events that Abir will be attending

30 Mar - 2 Apr
Geneva, Lyon
30 Mar - 2 Apr
27 - 31 Apr
Malice Domestic USA
27 - 31 Apr
25 - 29 May
25 - 29 May

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