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A Rising Man (Paperback)
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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 04/05/2017
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Waterstones Thriller of the Month for May (2017)

At least he was well dressed. Black tie, tux, the works. If you’re going to get yourself killed, you may as well look your best.

Calcutta, 1919: the massacre of Amritsar is fuelling civil unrest and tensions are running high.

Into the fray steps Captain Sam Wyndham, morphine addicted and a troubled veteran of the Great War, he is desperate for a fresh start 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 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...

'[A] terrific first novel...Mukherjee's descriptions of Calcutta under the Raj are vivid, while Wyndham's position as a newcomer with fresh eyes works brilliantly' - Sunday Times

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784701345
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A joy to read' - Susan Hill

'A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj... a cracking debut' - Jon Coates, Daily Express 

'Splendid...Captain Sam Wyndham is a winning creation' - The Times

'[A] terrific first novel...Mukherjee's descriptions of Calcutta under the Raj are vivid, while Wyndham's position as a newcomer with fresh eyes works brilliantly' - Sunday Times

'Enthralling... The investigation sends Wyndham and his Bengali assistant on a whirlwind circuit of the city' - Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

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“Can't praise this highly enough...”

From the very beginning with its wonderfully Chandler-esque opening line, “At least he was well dressed. Black tie, tux, the works. If you’re going to get yourself killed, you may as well look your best,” I was... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
16th May 2016
Helpful? Upvote 78

“Crime, mystery and suspense”

This was fast from start to finish. Great characters fighting the system to solve the mystery. definitely recommended - you won't put it down!

Hardback edition
3rd July 2016
Helpful? Upvote 74
Georgie Matthews at Windsor

“Incredibly readable. A solid beginning to a series”

Calcutta, 1919. The rule of the British is starting to crumble. Dissenters both violent and peaceful are rallying but the Imperial Police Force and the Lieutenant-Governor are having none of it. Tighter restrictions... More

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