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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)
In the days of the Raj, a newly arrived Scotland Yard detective is confronted with the murder of a British official - in his mouth a note warning the British to leave India, or else...

Calcutta, 1919. 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. He is immediately overwhelmed by the heady vibrancy of the tropical city, but with barely a moment to acclimatize or to deal with the ghosts that still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that threatens to destabilize a city already teetering on the brink of political insurgency.

The body of a senior official has been found in a filthy sewer, and a note left in his mouth warns the British to quit India, or else. Under tremendous pressure to solve the case before it erupts into increased violence on the streets, Wyndham and his two new colleagues - arrogant Inspector Digby and Sergeant Banerjee, one of the few Indians to be recruited into the new CID - embark on an investigation that will take them from the opulent mansions of wealthy British traders to the seedy opium dens of the city.

Masterfully evincing the sights, sounds, and smells of colonial Calcutta, A Rising Man is the start of an 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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Title: A Rising Man: A Novel
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-68177-416-X / 978-1-68177-416-9 (USA edition)
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Title: A Rising Man (Sam Wyndham)
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Title: A Rising Man: A Novel
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Title: A Rising Man (Sam Wyndham)
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Title: A Rising Man
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Title: A Rising Man: A Novel
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Title: A Rising Man (Sam Wyndham Book 1)
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