**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...
|Title||:||Smoke and Ashes (Sam Wyndham #3)|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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Smoke and Ashes (Sam Wyndham #3) Reviews
This series of books is fast becoming one of my favourites! Prince Edward is due to visit Calcutta in the midst of increasing unrest among the natives who want independence from British rule. Add to this a murderer who is killing his victims in a strangely ritualistic way. And, finally, mix in the characters of Captain Sam Wyndham, whose opium addiction is getting increasingly out of control, and Surrender-Not, whose job with the Imperial Police Force is at odds with his Indian heritage. The ope ...more
I am a huge fan of this series and If you haven’t read A Rising Man or An Necessary Evil, then you need to add them to your wish list asap. The series is phenomenal and historical crime fiction at its finest. It was my 126th read of the year so far and the 13th edition to the 5* Genius list. The era, characters and location that Abir Mukherjee has created within the series is sheer brilliance.
*I am a shameless fangirl*
The series is set post ww1 in Calcutta, India. The main characters are Britis ...more
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