A Rising Man

A Rising Man

'An exceptional historical crime novel' C.J. Sansom

Summary

**WINNER OF THE CWA ENDEAVOUR HISTORICAL DAGGER **

'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...

**A THE TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB TOP 40 BOOK OF LAST FIVE YEARS**

Praise for the Wyndham and Banerjee series :


'A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin

'Does for the Raj what Philip Kerr did for the Reich' The Times/Sunday Times Crime Club

'Highly entertaining' Daily Telegraph

If you enjoyed A Rising Man, further books in the Wyndham and Banerjee series are available now:

A Necessary Evil

Smoke and Ashes
Death in the East
The Shadows of Men

Reviews

  • A joy to read
    Susan Hill

About the author

Abir Mukherjee

Abir Mukherjee is the bestselling author of the award-winning Wyndham & Banerjee series of crime novels set in 1920s India. He is a two-time winner of the CWA Historical Dagger and has won the Wilbur Smith Award for Adventure Writing. His books have also been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger and the 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 Thriller novels since 1945. Abir grew up in Scotland and now lives in Surrey with his wife and two sons.
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