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Death in the East

Wyndham & Banerjee Mysteries #4

by Abir Mukherjee

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Death in the East by Abir Mukherjee
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  • Published in USA  May 2020
    352 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Calcutta police detective Captain Sam Wyndham and his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-Not Banerjee, are back for another exotic adventure set in 1920s India.

1905, London. As a young constable, Sam Wyndham is on his usual East London beat when he comes across an old flame, Bessie Drummond, attacked in the streets. The next day, when Bessie is found brutally beaten in her own room, locked from the inside, Wyndham promises to get to the bottom of her murder. But the case will cost the young constable more than he ever imagined.

1922, India. Leaving Calcutta, Captain Sam Wyndham heads for the hills of Assam, to the ashram of a sainted monk where he hopes to conquer his opium addiction. But when he arrives, he sees a ghost from his life in London—a man thought to be long dead, a man Wyndham hoped he would never see again. Wyndham knows he must call his friend and colleague Sergeant Banerjee for help. He is certain this figure from his past isn't here by coincidence. He is here for revenge...

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"[E]xcellent...The sky seems to be the limit for this extraordinarily talented author." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Wyndham's most baffling case to date. Every time you think you know where he's going, Mukherjee pulls the rug out from under you with pleasingly insolent ease." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Abir Mukherjee has spent the last twenty years working in finance. A Rising Man, his debut novel, won the Harvill Secker/Daily Telegraph crime writing competition and is the first in a new series starring Captain Sam Wyndham and "Surrender-Not" Banerjee. Abir is married with two small children and lives in London.

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