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Abir Mukherjee

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Abir Mukherjee is the Times 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 and was shortlisted for the MWA Edgar for best novel. His second novel, A Necessary Evil, won the Wilbur Smith Award for Adventure Writing and was a Zoe Ball Book Club pick. His third novel, Smoke and Ashes, was chosen by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 Best Crime & Thriller Novels since 1945. Abir grew up in Scotland and now lives in London with his wife and two sons.

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Abir Mukherjee Hi Greg.
That's a great question.
In truth, I haven't read anywhere near as much American crime fiction as I should have. I was brought up in the tradit…more
Hi Greg.
That's a great question.
In truth, I haven't read anywhere near as much American crime fiction as I should have. I was brought up in the traditions of Tartan Noir and the English Agatha Christie style crime writing, though I do enjoy American hard-boiled crime. My favourite US author though, has to be Martin Cruz-Smith. I adore his Arkady Renko series set in Communist era Moscow. Indeed, his novel, Gorky Park, is one of my all-time favourites.(less)
Abir Mukherjee Hi Greg. Sorry for the delay. I had my head down doing edits for the new book and haven't been on Goodreads for a while. In answer to your question, m…moreHi Greg. Sorry for the delay. I had my head down doing edits for the new book and haven't been on Goodreads for a while. In answer to your question, my parents came from India, and I was born in London but moved to Scotland when I was very young. As such, I feel far more Scottish than I do English, and consider myself a British-Asian. Hope that helps!
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A Rising Man (Sam Wyndham, #1)

3.91 avg rating — 9,354 ratings — published 2016 — 39 editions
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The Bloody Scotland Book Club

I'll be hosting the June edition of the Bloody Scotland Book Club this Wednesday night! Join us as we review some of the best recent releases from Imran Mahmood, Chris Brookmyre and Stella Duffy.
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“We could only control India through force of arms, but force was useless against a people who didn’t fight back; because you couldn’t kill people like that without killing a part of yourself too.”
Abir Mukherjee, Smoke and Ashes

“Abominable business this MacAuley affair,’ said Peters to no one in particular. ‘Absolutely dreadful,’ tutted Mrs Tebbit. ‘It makes you wonder if any of us are safe in our beds.’ I could have pointed out that MacAuley hadn’t been murdered in his bed, but five miles away in an alley behind a whore house.”
Abir Mukherjee, A Rising Man

“I hated this new breed of pacifist Indian revolutionary. So often they acted like we were all just good friends who happened to disagree about something, and that once the issue was resolved – obviously in their favour – we’d go back to taking tea and being the best of chums. It made punching them in the face morally difficult.”
Abir Mukherjee, Smoke and Ashes

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