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Smoke and Ashes


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Captain Sam Wyndham and his side-kick Surrender-not Banerjee return in this prize-winning historical crime series set in 1920s Calcutta, India.

About the Author

Abir Mukherjee is the bestselling author of the Sam Wyndham series of crime novels set in Raj-era India. His debut, A Rising Man, won the CWA Endeavour Dagger for best historical crime novel of 2017, was a Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month, and Waterstones' Thriller of the Month. His second novel, A Necessary Evil, won the Wilbur Smith Award for Adventure Writing, was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of 2018, and was featured on ITV as a Zoe Ball Book Club pick. Abir grew up in Scotland and now lives in London with his wife and two sons.


Smoke and Ashes is Abir Mukherjee's best book yet; a brilliantly conceived murder mystery set amidst political and social turmoil - beautifully crafted. * CJ Sansom *
[I]t is the flamboyant evocation of Calcutta that makes this such a mesmerising read -- Barry Forshaw * Guardian *
Well-researched and vivid in detail... [Smoke and Ashes] delights from the first page until the last. Simply superb * Daily Express *
[W]onderfully rich and entertaining period crime series -- John Williams * Mail on Sunday *
Mukherjee weaves crime and history together with great skill -- Antonio Senior * The Times *

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