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Abir Mukherjee


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
New and upcoming books
May 2024

Sam Wyndham
   1. A Rising Man (2016)
   2. A Necessary Evil (2017)
   3. Smoke and Ashes (2018)
   4. Death in the East (2019)
   5. The Shadows of Men (2021)
   Hunted (2024)
Abir Mukherjee recommends
The Last Dance (2023)
(Detective Miller, book 1)
Mark Billingham
"Fresh, funny, fantastic, this is the sickeningly talented Billingham at his best."
The Detective (2023)
(Detective Kamil Rahman, book 3)
Ajay Chowdhury
"Edge of your seat stuff."
Strange Sally Diamond (2023)
Liz Nugent
"One of the most original, and spine-tingling books I've read in ages, Draws you in to the close, claustrophobic world of rural Ireland and the life of an emotionally withdrawn woman whose dark, hidden past is coming back to haunt her. Crackling with tension, this book with have you turning the pages late into the night. An absolute triumph."

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