A Rising Man

Abir Mukherjee (Author)


The body of a senior official has been found in a filthy sewer, and a note left in his mouth warns the British to quit India, or else. Under tremendous pressure to solve the case before it erupts into increased violence on the streets, Wyndham and his two new colleagues--arrogant Inspector Digby and Sergeant Banerjee, one of the few Indians to be recruited into the new CID--embark on an investigation that will take them from the opulent mansions of wealthy British traders to the seedy opium dens of the city.

Masterfully evincing the sights, sounds, and smells of colonial Calcutta, A Rising Man is the start of an enticing new historical crime series.

Product Details

Price: $25.95
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Published Date: May 09, 2017
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 6.3 X 1.3 X 9.1 inches | 0.95 pounds
ISBN: 9781681774169

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About the Author

Abir Mukherjee has spent the last twenty years working in finance. A Rising Man, his debut novel, won the Harvill Secker/Daily Telegraph crime writing competition and is the first in a new series starring Captain Sam Wyndham and 'Surrender-Not' Banerjee. Abir is married with two small children and lives in London.


[A] splendid debut...and his hero, Captain Sam Wyndham, is a winning creation.
A lip-smacking and highly entertaining mystery, set in a Calcutta so convincingly evoked that readers will find sweat bursting from their foreheads.
British author Mukherjee's outstanding debut and series launch combines a cleverly constructed whodunit with an unusual locale--Calcutta in 1919--portrayed with convincing detail. The nuanced relationship between Wyndham and his Indian assistant adds even more depth.
An enthralling debut.--Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
The novel is filled with fascinating historical detail, intriguing crime, and a minefield of political pitfalls the characters must navigate. Both Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not Banerjee are two creatively developed characters who are more than capable of carrying readers through Calcutta for many books to come.
A vibrant and powerful debut.
A marvelous new historical crime series.
A crime novel that is, quite simply, enormous fun. Wyndham's next assignment can't come soon enough.
Mukherjee immerses the reader in the climate and society of India and the politics of a little known time in its history. Wyndham and Banerjee are engaging characters, and the complexity of the clash and cooperation between the differing castes and cultures within India promise many more intriguing mysteries with deftly turned conclusions.