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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)
'An exceptional historical crime novel' C.J. Sansom

India, 1919. Desperate for a fresh start, Captain Sam Wyndham arrives to take up an important post in Calcutta's police force.

He is soon called to the scene of a horrifying murder. The victim was a senior official, and a note left in his mouth warns the British to leave India – or else.

With the stability of the Empire under threat, Wyndham and Sergeant 'Surrender-not' Banerjee must solve the case quickly. But there are some who will do anything to stop them...
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** CHOSEN BY THE TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB AS ONE OF TOP 40 BOOKS OF LAST FIVE YEARS**

**WINNER OF THE CWA ENDEAVOUR HISTORICAL DAGGER **

'A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin

‘This brilliant mingling of real history and fictional invention kicks off a series that does for the Raj what Philip Kerr did for the Reich’ TheTimes/Sunday Times Crime Club
'Highly entertaining...set in a Calcutta so convincingly evoked that readers will find sweat bursting from their foreheads' Daily Telegraph

If you enjoyed A Rising Man, further books in the Sam Wyndham series are available now:

A Necessary Evil
Smoke and Ashes
Death in the East

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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May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Rising Man: A Novel (Wyndham & Banerjee Mysteries)
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-68177-416-X / 978-1-68177-416-9 (USA edition)
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July 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Rising Man
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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)
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Rising Man: A Novel (Wyndham & Banerjee Mysteries)
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ISBN: 1-68177-670-7 / 978-1-68177-670-5 (USA edition)
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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)
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Rising Man (Sam Wyndham)
Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-910701-89-0 / 978-1-910701-89-8 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Rising Man, A
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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 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Rising Man
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May 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Rising Man: A Novel (Wyndham & Banerjee Mysteries Book 1)
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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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