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A Necessary Evil

(2017)
(The second book in the Sam Wyndham series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Barry Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Dagger Awards Best Book (nominee)
WINNER 2018 WILBUR SMITH ADVENTURE WRITING PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 HISTORICAL AND GOLD DAGGERS
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 CWA STEEL DAGGER
FEATURED ON ITV'S ZOE BALL BOOK CLUB 2018

India, 1920. Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant Banerjee of Calcutta Police must investigate the dramatic assassination of a Maharaja's son...

Sam Wyndham is visiting the kingdom of Sambalpore, home to diamond mines and the beautiful Palace of the Sun.

But when the Maharaja’s eldest son is assassinated, Wyndham realises that the realm is riven with conflict. Prince Adhir was unpopular with religious groups, while his brother – now in line to the throne – appears to be a feckless playboy.

As Wyndham and Sergeant ‘Surrender-not’ Banerjee endeavour to unravel the mystery, they become entangled in a dangerous world. They must find the murderer, before the murderer finds them.

Praise for the Sam Wyndham series:

‘An exceptional historical crime novel’
C.J. Sansom

‘A thought-provoking rollercoaster’ Ian Rankin

‘Confirms Abir Mukherjee as a rising star of historical crime fiction’
The Times

‘Cracking… A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj’ Daily Express

If you enjoyed A Necessary Evil, the third Sam Wyndham mystery, Smoke and Ashes, is available now.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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September 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Necessary Evil
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-64358-322-0 / 978-1-64358-322-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sterling Mystery Series
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September 2018 : UK Hardback

Title: A Necessary Evil
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-78541-596-4 / 978-1-78541-596-8 (UK edition)
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April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Necessary Evil: A Novel (Wyndham & Banerjee Mysteries)
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-68177-671-5 / 978-1-68177-671-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Crime
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June 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Necessary Evil (Sam Wyndham)
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-911215-12-4 / 978-1-911215-12-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Necessary Evil: A Novel (Wyndham & Banerjee Mysteries)
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-64313-257-1 / 978-1-64313-257-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Crime
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September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Necessary Evil
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-78541-602-2 / 978-1-78541-602-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Necessary Evil: Sam Wyndham Book 2
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-78470-477-6 / 978-1-78470-477-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Necessary Evil
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-911215-13-2 / 978-1-911215-13-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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December 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: A Necessary Evil (Sam Wyndham)
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-72137-308-X / 978-1-72137-308-6
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Necessary Evil
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June 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Necessary Evil
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June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Necessary Evil
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Necessary Evil: A Novel (Wyndham & Banerjee Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
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June 2017 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Necessary Evil: Sam Wyndham Book 2
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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