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Abir Mukherjee


India

Abir Mukherjee grew up in the West of Scotland. At the age of fifteen, his best friend made him read Gorky Park and he's been a fan of crime fiction ever since. The child of immigrants from India, A Rising Man, his debut novel, was inspired by a desire to learn more about this crucial period in Anglo-Indian history that seems to have been almost forgotten. It won the Harvill Secker/Daily Telegraph crime writing competition and became the first in a series starring Captain Sam Wyndham and 'Surrender-not' Banerjee. Abir lives in London with his wife and two sons.

Genres: Historical Mystery
 
Awards
Jhalak Prize Best Book nominee (2016) : A Rising Man
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2017) : A Rising Man
Barry Awards Best First Novel nominee (2018) : A Rising Man
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2018) : A Necessary Evil
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2019) : A Necessary Evil
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2020) : Death in the East
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2020) : Smoke and Ashes


Abir Mukherjee recommends
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This Green and Pleasant Land (2019)
Ayisha Malik
"Thoughtful, funny, excellently written and deserves to be read by everyone . . . it's the standout book of the year."
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How to Kidnap the Rich (2021)
Rahul Raina
"Intelligent, witty and sublime. I'm hooked. Remember the name. You'll be hearing more of it in future."
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The Waiter (2021)
Ajay Chowdhury
"From the mean streets of Kolkata to the kitchens of Brick Lane...this is a rip-roaring mystery that's engrossing from start to finish. In Kamil Rahman, Ajay has created a quixotic and all too human protagonist who is a refreshing and welcome addition to the world of detective fiction. One of my favourite reads of the year."

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