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A rising man / Abir Mukherjee.

By: Series: Sam Wyndham. 1 Publication details: London : Harvill Secker, 2016.Description: 386 pages : maps ; 24 cmISBN:
  • 9781910701898
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 823.9/2 23
Awards:
  • Winner 2017 CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger Award
Summary: 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. With rising political dissent and the stability of the Raj under threat, Wyndham and his two new colleagues - arrogant Inspector Digby and British-educated, but Indian-born Sergeant Banerjee, one of the few Indians to be recruited into the new CID - embark on an investigation that will take them from the luxurious parlours of wealthy British traders to the seedy opium dens of the city.
List(s) this item appears in: 1st in Series - Crime Fiction | Awarded Crime Fiction
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Item type Home library Collection Call number Vol info Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Book Melbourne Athenaeum Library Fiction - Crime MUK Wyndham Bk.1 Available 065011
Total reserves: 0

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. With rising political dissent and the stability of the Raj under threat, Wyndham and his two new colleagues - arrogant Inspector Digby and British-educated, but Indian-born Sergeant Banerjee, one of the few Indians to be recruited into the new CID - embark on an investigation that will take them from the luxurious parlours of wealthy British traders to the seedy opium dens of the city.

Winner 2017 CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger Award

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