**From the winner of the 2017 CWA Historical Dagger Award**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: hes seen this before. Last night, in a drug addled haze, he stumbled across a corpse with the same ritualistic injuries. It seems like theres 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.With the aid of his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-not Banerjee, Sam must try to solve the two murders, all the while keeping his personal demons secret, before somebody else turns up dead.Set against the backdrop of the fervent fight for Indian independence, and rich with the atmosphere of 1920s Calcutta, Smoke and Ashes is the brilliant new historical mystery in this award-winning series. ...
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Smoke and Ashes (Sam Wyndham #3) Reviews
Another killer novel- just the right mix of angst, action, and cultural clashes that Mukherjee does the best.
FIVE STARS! AGAIN!
Extraordinary, assured, delightful, fascinating, enlightening, and my favourite: the Detective as Philosopher. A masterpiece, Abir. Truly wonderful! Thank you for the advanced reader copy.
A truly fabulous evening with masters Robert Crais, Joseph Knox and Abir Mukherjee at Waterstones in Staines -
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Two and a half years since "A Rising Man", as this book opens, we fin ...more
love this series.
I’m not a fan of historical crime for the most part – that is to say it is not my go to genre – but I made an exception once for “A Rising Man” and haven’t looked back since. When I read these novels it is always the characters that make me stay or go and Sam Wyndham is one of those that never fails to enthrall me. Also Surrender-not. Enough said.
Anyway, in “Smoke and Ashes” Sam discovers a body whilst, well, not exactly in a sensible state, the book opening with this discovery ...more
Another cracking installment in the Sam Wyndham / Surrender-not series, set in the tumultuous twenties in Calcutta. The historical background is expertly leveraged to lend added urgency and heft to the story. Wyndham is a very likable character, flawed but honorable, while his companion Surrender-not, belying his small stature, is lionhearted, and together they make an excellent pair, chasing down various villains. The series deserves a long run.