Death in the East: Sam Wyndham Book 4 - Sam Wyndham (Hardback)Abir Mukherjee (author)
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The fourth gripping instalment in Mukherjee’s acclaimed Sam Wyndham series brings our Raj-era detective face to face with a figure from his past and the traumatic memory of a brutal crime committed seventeen years previously. Written with an evocative sense of place and time and featuring one of the best detecting double acts of modern crime fiction, Death in the East is a worthy addition to a truly superior series.
Calcutta police detective Captain Sam Wyndham and his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-not Banerjee, are back for another rip-roaring adventure set in 1920s India.
As a young constable, Sam Wyndham is on his usual East London beat when he comes across an old flame, Bessie Drummond, attacked in the streets. The next day, when Bessie is found brutally beaten in her own room, locked from the inside, Wyndham promises to get to the bottom of her murder. But the case will cost the young constable more than he ever imagined.
Leaving Calcutta, Captain Sam Wyndham heads for the hills of Assam, to the ashram of a sainted monk where he hopes to conquer his opium addiction. But when he arrives, he sees a ghost from his life in London - a man thought to be long dead, a man Wyndham hoped he would never see again. Wyndham knows he must call his friend and colleague Sergeant Banerjee for help. He is certain this figure from his past isn't here by coincidence. He is here for revenge...
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 705 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 38 mm
In his most accomplished and complex novel yet, Mukherjee keeps the reader enthralled as the duo race towards a brilliant conclusion. Death in the East is a contender for the best thriller of the year. -- Jon Coates * Daily Express *
Death in the East is the best so far of an unmissable series -- Antonia Senior * The Times, *Book of the month* *
The perfect combination of mystery and history -- Jake Kerridge * Sunday Express, *Books of the Year* *
A skilfully blended dual narrative: twice the intrigue, twice the fun. Mukherjee is at the top of his game -- Mick Herron, award-winning author of London Blues
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