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A Rising Man

(2016)
(The first book in the Sam Wyndham series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Dagger Awards Best Book (nominee)
Jhalak Prize Best Book (nominee)
Jhalak Prize Best Book (nominee)
The winner of the Harvill Secker/Daily Telegraph crime writing competition.

Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. But with barely a moment to acclimatise to his new life or to deal with the ghosts which still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that will take him into the dark underbelly of the British Raj.

A senior official has been murdered, and a note left in his mouth warns the British to quit India - or else. With rising political dissent and the stability of the Raj under threat, Wyndham and his two new colleagues - arrogant Inspector Digby and British-educated but Indian-born Sergeant Banerjee, one of the few Indians to be recruited into the new CID - embark on an investigation that will take them from the luxurious parlours of wealthy British traders to the seedy opium dens of the city. The start of an atmospheric and enticing new historical crime series.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"One of the most exciting debut novels I've read in years." - Val McDermid

"A Rising Man is a whodunit set in the social and political tinderbox of 1919 Calcutta - a thought-provoking rollercoaster." - Ian Rankin

"A Rising Man is an exceptionally good, and original, historical crime novel." - C J Sansom


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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Rising Man: A Novel (Wyndham & Banerjee Series)
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-68177-416-X / 978-1-68177-416-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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July 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Rising Man
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-64358-255-0 / 978-1-64358-255-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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October 2016 : UK Hardback

Title: A Rising Man
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-78541-271-X / 978-1-78541-271-4 (UK edition)
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May 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Rising Man (Sam Wyndham)
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-84655-901-4 / 978-1-84655-901-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Rising Man: A Novel (Wyndham & Banerjee Series)
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-68177-670-7 / 978-1-68177-670-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Rising Man
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ISBN: 1-78541-277-9 / 978-1-78541-277-6 (UK edition)
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Rising Man: Sam Wyndham Book 1
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-78470-134-3 / 978-1-78470-134-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Rising Man
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-910701-89-0 / 978-1-910701-89-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Rising Man, A
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-5436-6175-0 / 978-1-5436-6175-0 (USA edition)
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June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Rising Man
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October 2016 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Rising Man
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-4450-6141-4 / 978-1-4450-6141-2 (UK edition)
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May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Rising Man
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May 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Rising Man
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May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Rising Man
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May 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Rising Man
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
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Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Rising Man: A Novel (Wyndham & Banerjee Series)
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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May 2016 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Rising Man: Sam Wyndham Book 1
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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