A Rising Man

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India, 1919. 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.

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‘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

Additional information

Weight 0.277 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

386

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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