A Rising Man : Sam Wyndham

  • by Abir Mukherjee
  • Narrated by Simon Bubb
  • Series: Sam Wyndham
  • 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.

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Excellent! Worthy of Rankin

This is one of my favourite audiobooks and indeed books ever. Excellent writing & perfect performance reading.
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- Arthur

An interesting first novel

The novelist describes Calcutta life in the build up to the breakdown of life prior to independence. All nationalities, including Anglo-Indian are well integrated in the narrative.
The narrator was excellent with true Scottish and Irish accents which brought the characters to life. I would recommend this novel to any of my friends
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- Jane Craig

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2016
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks