Abir Mukherjee is the bestselling author of the Wyndham & Banerjee series of crime novels set in Raj-era India. His debut, A Rising Man, won the CWA Endeavour Dagger for best historical crime novel of 2017, was shortlisted for the MWA Edgar for best novel, was a Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month, and Waterstones Thriller of the Month. His second novel, A Necessary Evil, won the Wilbur Smith Award for Adventure Writing, was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of 2018, and was featured on ITV as a Zoe Ball Book Club pick. His third novel, Smoke and Ashes, is out now. Abir grew up in Scotland and lives in London with his wife and two sons.
"A joy to read" -- Susan Hill
"A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj... a cracking debut" -- Jon Coates * Daily Express *
"Splendid...Captain Sam Wyndham is a winning creation" * The Times, Crime Book of the Month *
"[A] terrific first novel...Mukherjee's descriptions of Calcutta under the Raj are vivid, while Wyndham's position as a newcomer with fresh eyes works brilliantly" * Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month *
"Enthralling... The investigation sends Wyndham and his Bengali assistant on a whirlwind circuit of the city" -- Marilyn Stasio * New York Times Book Review *