Abir Mukherjee

A Rising Man

A Rising Man

About the Book:

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…

WATERSTONES’ THRILLER OF THE MONTH MAY 2017
SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH MAY 2017
SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2018

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The Times, Crime Book of the Month

A splendid debut…and his hero, Captain Sam Wyndham, is a winning creation

Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month

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

Jake Kerridge - Daily Telegraph

A lip-smacking and highly entertaining mystery, set in a Calcutta so convincingly evoked that readers will find sweat bursting from their foreheads