Sam Wyndham

3 books in series
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A Rising Man Summary

The winner of the Harvill Secker/Daily Telegraph crime writing competition.

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. But with barely a moment to acclimatise to his new life or to deal with the ghosts which still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that will take him into the dark underbelly of the British Raj.

A senior official has been murdered, and a note left in his mouth warns the British to quit India - or else. With rising political dissent and the stability of the Raj under threat, Wyndham and his two new colleagues - arrogant Inspector Digby and British-educated but Indian-born Sergeant Banerjee, one of the few Indians to be recruited into the new CID - embark on an investigation that will take them from the luxurious parlours of wealthy British traders to the seedy opium dens of the city. The start of an atmospheric and enticing new historical crime series.

©2016 Abir Mukherjee (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

    • A Rising Man

    • By: Abir Mukherjee
    • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 596
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 546

    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. But with barely a moment to acclimatise to his new life or to deal with the ghosts which still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that will take him into the dark underbelly of the British Raj.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent! Worthy of Rankin

    • By Arthur on 21-05-16

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 2

    • A Necessary Evil

    • By: Abir Mukherjee
    • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    The fabulously wealthy kingdom of Sambalpore: home to tigers, elephants, diamond mines and the beautiful Palace of the Sun. When the heir to the throne of Sambalpore is assassinated in Calcutta in the presence of Captain Sam Wyndham and his colleague 'Surrender-Not' Banerjee, Wyndham works to uncover the reasons behind Prince Punit's death, despite the opposition of his commanding officers. Travelling to Sambalpore, he discovers a kingdom riven with suppressed conflict.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Book

    • By G. Williams on 04-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • Smoke and Ashes

    • By: Abir Mukherjee
    • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    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, in a drug addled haze, he stumbled across a corpse with the same ritualistic injuries. It seems like there’s a deranged killer on the loose. Unfortunately for Sam, the corpse was in an opium den, and revealing his presence there could cost him his career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • windham and surrender-not at their best

    • By "graham_78" on 18-06-18

    Regular price: £21.99