Abir Mukherjee is the Times 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 and was shortlisted for the MWA Edgar for best novel. His second novel, A Necessary Evil, won the Wilbur Smith Award for Adventure Writing and was a Zoe Ball Book Club pick. His third novel, Smoke and Ashes, is out in the UK and was released in the US in March 2019. Abir grew up in Scotland and lives in London with his wife and two sons.