A Rising Man - Sam Wyndham (Hardback)
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A Rising Man - Sam Wyndham (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 05/05/2016
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Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the Daily Telegraph 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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781846559013
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 665 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 35 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, Crime Book of the Month *
"[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, Crime Book of the Month *
"Enthralling... The investigation sends Wyndham and his Bengali assistant on a whirlwind circuit of the city" -- Marilyn Stasio * New York Times Book Review *
"Evocative, intricate, beautifully written. A must read" -- Vaseem Khan, author of the Inspector Chopra mysteries
"A lip-smacking and highly entertaining mystery, set in a Calcutta so convincingly evoked that readers will find sweat bursting from their foreheads" -- Jake Kerridge * Daily Telegraph *
"This vivid murder mystery moves at breakneck speeds" * Sunday Times *

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