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A Must Read Crime-Thriller Trilogy

A Rising Man

India, 1919. In the bid to have a fresh start Captain Sam Wyndham takes up an important position in Calcutta’s police force. He is summoned to look into a terrible murder of an official, as a warning to the British to leave India.
With the stability of the Empire under threat, Wyndham and the quick-thinking Sergeant ‘Surrender-not’ Banerjee must solve the case quickly. But there are some who will do anything to stop them…
 
A Necessary Evil

India, 1920. Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant Banerjee are visiting the kingdom of Sambalpore to investigate the dramatic assassination of a Maharaja’s son…
As Wyndham and Sergeant ‘Surrender-not’ Banerjee endeavour to unravel the mystery, they become entangled in a dangerous world­—riven with internal conflicts regarding the throne.  They must find the murderer, before the murderer finds them.
 
Smoke and Ashes

Set against the backdrop of the fervent fight for Indian independence, and rich with the atmosphere of 1920s Calcutta, Smoke and Ashes by Abir Mukherjee is the brilliant new historical mystery in this award-winning series.
Battling a serious addiction to opium, which he must keep a secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force, and haunted by the memories of the Great War, Captain Sam Wyndham has been called to investigate a gruesome murder. With the aid of his sharp Indian Sergeant, Surrender-not Banerjee, Sam must try to solve the two murders, all the while keeping his personal demons secret, before somebody else turns up dead.
 
Set against the backdrop of the fervent fight for Indian independence, and rich with the atmosphere of 1920s Calcutta, Smoke and Ashes is the brilliant new historical mystery in this award-winning series.
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