Smoke and Ashes (Sam Wyndham #3)

Smoke and Ashes (Sam Wyndham #3)

**From the winner of the 2017 CWA Historical Dagger Award** India, 1921. Haunted by his memories of the Great War, Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force. When Sam is summoned to investigate a grisly murder, he is stunned at the sight of the body: he?s seen this before. Last night, **From the winner of the 2017 CWA Historical Dagger Award** India, 1921. Haunted by his memories of the Great Wa...

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Title:Smoke and Ashes (Sam Wyndham #3)
Author:Abir Mukherjee
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Smoke and Ashes
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Smoke and Ashes (Sam Wyndham #3) Reviews

  • Carey Combe
    Jul 15, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

    Second book was bit disappointing, this on on the other hand had a lot more depth and entertainment. Really enjoyable! ...

    Another fabulous adventure with Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not in Calcutta in 1921. Atmospheric, fun and we'll written. ...

    Great addition to the series. Focused around the Prince of Wales's visit to Calcutta in 1921, a fresh perspective on the Raj and well-plotted development of the novel. ...

    Audio book ...

    4.3*, Abhir does not let you down in this third installment of Sam Wyndham series..His story telling is unbelievable... ...

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  • Annet
    Jul 07, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

  • Annet
    May 07, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

  • Dipra Lahiri
    Jun 25, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

  • Sue
    Jul 31, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

  • Patrick
    Jul 11, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

    Second book was bit disappointing, this on on the other hand had a lot more depth and entertainment. Really enjoyable! ...

    Another fabulous adventure with Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not in Calcutta in 1921. Atmospheric, fun and we'll written. ...

    Great addition to the series. Focused around the Prince of Wales's visit to Calcutta in 1921, a fresh perspective on the Raj and well-plotted development of the novel. ...

    Audio book ...

    4.3*, Abhir does not let you down in this third installment of Sam Wyndham series..His story telling is unbelievable... ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

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  • Raven
    Jun 09, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

  • Maple Fern
    Jul 19, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

    Second book was bit disappointing, this on on the other hand had a lot more depth and entertainment. Really enjoyable! ...

    Another fabulous adventure with Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not in Calcutta in 1921. Atmospheric, fun and we'll written. ...

    Great addition to the series. Focused around the Prince of Wales's visit to Calcutta in 1921, a fresh perspective on the Raj and well-plotted development of the novel. ...

    Audio book ...

  • Bebe (Sarah) Brechner
    Aug 10, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

  • Jim
    Jul 12, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

    Second book was bit disappointing, this on on the other hand had a lot more depth and entertainment. Really enjoyable! ...

    Another fabulous adventure with Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not in Calcutta in 1921. Atmospheric, fun and we'll written. ...

    Great addition to the series. Focused around the Prince of Wales's visit to Calcutta in 1921, a fresh perspective on the Raj and well-plotted development of the novel. ...

    Audio book ...

    4.3*, Abhir does not let you down in this third installment of Sam Wyndham series..His story telling is unbelievable... ...

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  • Liz Barnsley
    Apr 16, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

  • Leah
    Jun 26, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

  • E Cheong
    Aug 08, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

    Second book was bit disappointing, this on on the other hand had a lot more depth and entertainment. Really enjoyable! ...

    Another fabulous adventure with Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not in Calcutta in 1921. Atmospheric, fun and we'll written. ...

    Great addition to the series. Focused around the Prince of Wales's visit to Calcutta in 1921, a fresh perspective on the Raj and well-plotted development of the novel. ...

    Audio book ...

    4.3*, Abhir does not let you down in this third installment of Sam Wyndham series..His story telling is unbelievable... ...

    ...

  • nikkia neil
    Jun 15, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

  • Gabrielle
    Aug 01, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

    Second book was bit disappointing, this on on the other hand had a lot more depth and entertainment. Really enjoyable! ...

    Another fabulous adventure with Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not in Calcutta in 1921. Atmospheric, fun and we'll written. ...

  • Anthony
    Jul 26, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

    Second book was bit disappointing, this on on the other hand had a lot more depth and entertainment. Really enjoyable! ...

    Another fabulous adventure with Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not in Calcutta in 1921. Atmospheric, fun and we'll written. ...

    Great addition to the series. Focused around the Prince of Wales's visit to Calcutta in 1921, a fresh perspective on the Raj and well-plotted development of the novel. ...

  • Ching-Bing-Ping
    Jul 30, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

  • Karen Grikitis
    Jul 29, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

  • Anna Brunskill
    Jul 20, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

  • William
    Apr 21, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    Jun 07, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

  • Christopher Williams
    Jul 02, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

  • caroline thomas
    Jun 18, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

    Second book was bit disappointing, this on on the other hand had a lot more depth and entertainment. Really enjoyable! ...

    Another fabulous adventure with Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not in Calcutta in 1921. Atmospheric, fun and we'll written. ...

    Great addition to the series. Focused around the Prince of Wales's visit to Calcutta in 1921, a fresh perspective on the Raj and well-plotted development of the novel. ...

    Audio book ...

    4.3*, Abhir does not let you down in this third installment of Sam Wyndham series..His story telling is unbelievable... ...

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    ...

  • David Doherty
    Jun 15, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

    Second book was bit disappointing, this on on the other hand had a lot more depth and entertainment. Really enjoyable! ...

    Another fabulous adventure with Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not in Calcutta in 1921. Atmospheric, fun and we'll written. ...

    Great addition to the series. Focused around the Prince of Wales's visit to Calcutta in 1921, a fresh perspective on the Raj and well-plotted development of the novel. ...

    Audio book ...

    4.3*, Abhir does not let you down in this third installment of Sam Wyndham series..His story telling is unbelievable... ...

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  • ROY F COWIE
    Aug 16, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

    Second book was bit disappointing, this on on the other hand had a lot more depth and entertainment. Really enjoyable! ...

    Another fabulous adventure with Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not in Calcutta in 1921. Atmospheric, fun and we'll written. ...

    Great addition to the series. Focused around the Prince of Wales's visit to Calcutta in 1921, a fresh perspective on the Raj and well-plotted development of the novel. ...

    Audio book ...

    4.3*, Abhir does not let you down in this third installment of Sam Wyndham series..His story telling is unbelievable... ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Mike Ford
    Jun 19, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

    Second book was bit disappointing, this on on the other hand had a lot more depth and entertainment. Really enjoyable! ...

    Another fabulous adventure with Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not in Calcutta in 1921. Atmospheric, fun and we'll written. ...

    Great addition to the series. Focused around the Prince of Wales's visit to Calcutta in 1921, a fresh perspective on the Raj and well-plotted development of the novel. ...

    Audio book ...

    4.3*, Abhir does not let you down in this third installment of Sam Wyndham series..His story telling is unbelievable... ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • R Dinesh
    Jul 29, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

    Second book was bit disappointing, this on on the other hand had a lot more depth and entertainment. Really enjoyable! ...

    Another fabulous adventure with Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not in Calcutta in 1921. Atmospheric, fun and we'll written. ...

    Great addition to the series. Focused around the Prince of Wales's visit to Calcutta in 1921, a fresh perspective on the Raj and well-plotted development of the novel. ...

    Audio book ...

    4.3*, Abhir does not let you down in this third installment of Sam Wyndham series..His story telling is unbelievable... ...

  • Amy
    Jun 09, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

    Second book was bit disappointing, this on on the other hand had a lot more depth and entertainment. Really enjoyable! ...

    Another fabulous adventure with Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not in Calcutta in 1921. Atmospheric, fun and we'll written. ...

    Great addition to the series. Focused around the Prince of Wales's visit to Calcutta in 1921, a fresh perspective on the Raj and well-plotted development of the novel. ...

    Audio book ...

    4.3*, Abhir does not let you down in this third installment of Sam Wyndham series..His story telling is unbelievable... ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Jo Hindhaugh
    Jul 05, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

  • Te G.
    Jul 30, 2018

    What a fabulous, great series this is. I'm totally hooked, can't wait for the 4th book. Understand it's in preparation... More to follow... but already... Absolutely & Highly Recommended! This is a series about Captain Sam Wyndham, working at the Calcutta police force, fighting ...

    FIVE STARS! AGAIN! Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy. A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abi...

    love this series. I?m not a fan of historical crime for the most part ? that is to say it is not my go to genre ? but I made an exception once for ?A Rising Man? and haven?t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go ...

    So looking forward to this one.... can't wait! ...

    Murder in the Raj... Roused from a drug-addled stupor in an opium den in the backstreets of Calcutta, Sam Wyndham, Captain in the Calcutta police, discovers the place is being raided. Discovery of his addiction will finish his career so he flees, only to stumble across the body of a...

    First there was A Rising Man and then A Necessary Evil and akin to the sound of an angelic host the very words, ?There?s a new Abir Mukherjee book out now? made my heart soar with an excitement rarely achieved, since I won a handwriting competition at the age of 10 on holiday on ...

    I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven?t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Geni...

    Latest in this excellent series and maybe the best to date. A really good plot that unfolds at just the right pace and with the involvement of the sinister section H again being welcome. Looking forward to more from this author and this series! ...

    Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companio...

    This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally...

    Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best. ...

    Another fascinating, immensely readable story in the Sam Wyndham & Surrender-Not (Surendranath Bannerjee) series. The characters are policemen working in 1920's Calcutta, a hotbed of rising independence agitation, severe poverty, extreme riches, and conflicted morality. Mukherjee...

    Brilliant page turner set in the dying days of the raj. The hero is now a self confessed opium addict but still manages to do his job admirably. Likeable main characters who remain even more so after 3 books. Liked the way the experiences of ww1 were intertwined with that of independen...

    A thoroughly absorbing story, which I enjoyed as an audiobook on a very long car journey. The political unrest in India at the time time of Gandhi is the backdrop to this crime novel which sees Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick 'Surrender-not' Banerjee on the tail of a serial killer...

    Not as thrilling as the first two books, this installment in the lives of Wyndham and Bannerjee does something different. While staying true to being a mystery novel with a plot, the books also introduces us to two important figures of the Indian Independence movement. Overall enjoyabl...

    Another great read! Very much enjoy this author and the additions to the genre. ...

    Second book was bit disappointing, this on on the other hand had a lot more depth and entertainment. Really enjoyable! ...