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  • 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 Sunday Times bestseller The Appeal on The Shadows of Men
  • 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
  • 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, on A Rising Man
  • Abir Mukherjee is doing something uniquely different in the crime genre. His evocation of 1920s India under British occupation is breathtaking. He takes you there with luscious strokes of his pen and a dry wit, keeping you on the edge of your seat as he spins his tale.

    Peter May, Sunday Times bestselling author on The Shadows of Men
  • Abir Mukherjee's terrific crime novels are set in India in the 1920s. The Shadows of Men is vivid and brutal

    Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month
  • The pacing and twists are among the author's best work. This is a sterling example of a riveting whodunit plot coupled with a vivid portrayal of a seminal historical moment.

    Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • Once again, Mr Mukherjee tells a captivating tale with an intricate plot, compelling characters, wry humour and diverse range of locations.

    Economist
  • A brilliantly conceived murder mystery set amidst political and social turmoil - beautifully crafted'

    C. J. Sansom, on Death in the East

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