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A Rising Man


'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’ The Times/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

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  • Auteur : Abir Mukherjee
  • Éditeur : Vintage Digital
  • Date de parution : 05/05/16
  • EAN : 9781473522466
  • Format : ePub
  • Nombre de pages: 400
  • Protection : Contenu protégé

Résumé

'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...
__________

** 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’ The Times/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

Biographie d’Abir Mukherjee

Abir Mukherjee is the bestselling author of the award-winning Wyndham & Banerjee series of crime novels set in Raj-era India. He has won the CWA Historical Dagger and the Wilbur Smith Award for Adventure Writing, and has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger, and HWA Gold Crown. His novels, A Rising Man and Smoke and Ashes were both selected as Waterstones Thriller of the Month. Smoke and Ashes was also chosen as one of The Times’ Best Crime and Thrillers since 1945. Abir grew up in Scotland and now lives in Surrey with his wife and two sons.

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