Abir Mukherjee is the author of the award-winning Wyndham & Banerjee series of crime novels set in Raj-era India. He has won the CWA Historical Dagger and the Wilbur Smith Award for Adventure Writing, and has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger, the HWA Gold Crown, and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. His novels include A Rising Man, A Necessary Evil, Smoke and Ashes, and Death in the East. Abir grew up in Scotland and now lives in Surrey, England.
"A phenomenal historical mystery. Thrilling and evocative, darkly funny and surprisingly touching. Mukherjee's prose is so sharp that the setting feels immediate and vital. I can't imagine how Mukherjee will top Smoke and Ashes, but I can't wait to see what he comes up with."-- "Criminal Element [praise for the Captain Sam Wyndham mystery series]"