A Rising Man (Large Print / Library Binding)

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A Rising Man by Abir Mukerjee is the first in a new series set in India.  Captain Sam Wyndham’s life was going well, a good career as a Scotland Yard detective, marriage to the woman of his dreams.  WWI and the influenza that followed put an end to his happiness.  Left with a morphine habit and nothing to lose, he accepts a post in Calcutta. 

The heat, colors, and sounds of India are overwhelming.  Before he has settled, he is thrown into investigating the murder of a senior official found outside a brothel with a note stuffed in his mouth advising the Brits to leave India.  Pressured to solve this quickly Wyndham dives in assisted by Inspector Digby and Sergeant Banerjee. 

Digby is a bigot and Banerjee is the brighter of the two, but in 1919 the Brits had the upper hand.  Wyndham soon recognizes Barnerjee’s intelligence, much to Digby’s dismay. One of my favorite characters is Annie, the dead man’s secretary, half Brit, half Indian, she spans both culture and fits in neither. Hopefully she will be a regular part of the series.

— Deon Stonehouse

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Calcutta, 1919. Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. He is immediately overwhelmed by the heady vibrancy of the tropical city, but with barely a moment to acclimatize or to deal with the ghosts that still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that threatens to destabilize a city already teetering on the brink of political insurgency.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781643582559
ISBN-10: 1643582550
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Sterling Mystery Series
Publication Date: August 1st, 2019
Pages: 500
Language: English