Friday, 17 June 2016

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee

A very enjoyable detective thriller, set in the India of the Raj.  Captain Sam Wyndham finds himself thrown in the deep end when he arrives to take up his new position with the Calcutta Police.  He finds himself fighting not only crime but also prejudice and corruption, and perhaps for his life, as he investigates the murder of a high-ranking British civil servant.  The case is not straightforward, and neither is determining the social rules in this new country.  There is humour and wry observation in the telling of this tense and very enjoyable story and I am so glad to hear that there will be more cases for Captain Wyndham and Sergeant "Surrender-not" Bannerjee - I'll be looking forward to reading their next adventure.

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