The Shadows of Men - Wyndham and Banerjee series (Hardback)Abir Mukherjee (author)
The killing of a Hindu theologian in Calcutta sets the city ablaze with religious and political conflict in the fifth instalment in Abir Mukherjee’s bestselling series that features Captain Wyndham and Sergeant Banerjee solving crimes in 1920s India.
Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2022
Award-winning writer Abir Mukherjee is back with another brilliant mystery novel in the Raj-era Wyndham and Banerjee series.
When a Hindu theologian is found murdered in his home, the city is on the brink of all-out religious war. Can officers of the Imperial Police Force, Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant Surendranath Banerjee track down those responsible in time to stop a bloodbath?
Set at a time of heightened political tension, beginning in atmospheric Calcutta and taking the detectives all the way to bustling Bombay, the latest instalment in this 'unmissable' (The Times) series presents Wyndham and Banerjee with an unprecedented challenge. Will this be the case that finally drives them apart?
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 573 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm
'I loved the slick dovetailing of the dual narrative and the sharp, humorous writing... An engaging, evocative thriller that captures the heat of Indian nights and heady days of a bygone era, without being sentimental or simplistic. For me, the murder mystery and historical elements were perfectly woven together.' - Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal
'The Shadows of Men finds the always reliable Crime Writers' Association Dagger Award-winner Abir Mukherjee on fine form.' - Barry Forshaw, Financial Times
'The Shadows of Men is a fabulous read - exciting, moving and highly entertaining.' - Ajay Chowdhury, author of The Waiter
'The Shadows of Men displays all Mukherjee's usual brio, comic timing and eye for historical colour. It is a crime story, but also the tale of Banerjee's reckoning with himself and his involvement in the British Raj, a regime he increasingly despises. Thought-provoking, page-turning and immersive.' - Antonia Senior, The Times
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“Superior Historical Crime Thriller”
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This is a great series, I was delighted to acquire an early copy of book 5. (Special thanks to my boss for this one!)
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