Abir Mukherjee

  • Les princes de Sambalpur Nouv.

    Inde, 1920. Sam Wyndham visite le royaume de Sambalpur, réputé pour ses mines de diamants et son somptueux Palais du Soleil. Le prince de cette province voisine de Calcutta a sollicité la protection de la police britannique, alors qu'il doit signer un accord d'allégeance envers l'Empire. Wyndham ne parvient pas à éviter l'assassinat du fils du maharajah. Il décide alors de rester pour mener l'enquête, aidé du sergent Banerjee. Les deux hommes entrent dans un labyrinthe de complots et de menaces, au sein d'un royaume profondément divisé entre les traditions millénaires et les appétits les plus modernes...

  • 1919. La Grande Guerre vient de se terminer en Europe. Après cette parenthèse éprouvante, certains Britanniques espèrent retrouver fortune et grandeur dans les lointains pays de l'Empire, et tout particulièrement en Inde. Ancien de Scotland Yard, le capitaine Wyndham débarque à Calcutta et découvre que la ville possède toutes les qualités requises pour tuer un Britannique : chaleur moite, eau frelatée, insectes pernicieux et surtout, bien plus redoutable, la haine croissante des indigènes envers les colons. Est-ce cette haine qui a conduit à l'assassinat d'un haut fonctionnaire dans une ruelle mal famée, à proximité d'un bordel ? C'est ce que va tenter de découvrir Wyndham, épaulé par un officier indien, le sergent Banerjee. De fumeries d'opium en villas coloniales, du bureau du vice-gouverneur aux wagons d'un train postal, il lui faudra déployer tout son talent de déduction, et avaler quelques couleuvres, avant de réussir à démêler cet imbroglio infernal.

  • SMOKE AND ASHES

    Abir Mukherjee

    Smoke and Ashes is Abir Mukherjee's best book yet; a brilliantly conceived murder mystery set amidst political and social turmoil - beautifully crafted.' CJ SANSOM **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: he's seen this before. Last night, in a drug addled haze, he stumbled across a corpse with the same ritualistic injuries. It seems like there's 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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  • THE SHADOWS OF MEN - WYNDHAM AND BANERJEE Nouv.

    Award-winning writer Abir Mukherjee is back with another brilliant mystery novel in the Raj-era Wyndham and Banerjee series. Calcutta, 1923 When a Hindu theologian is found murdered in his home, the city is on the brink of all-out religious war. Can officers of the Imperial Police Force, Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant Surendranath Banerjee track down those responsible in time to stop a bloodbath? Set at a time of heightened political tension, beginning in atmospheric Calcutta and taking the detectives all the way to bustling Bombay, the latest instalment in this ''unmissable'' (The Times) series presents Wyndham and Banerjee with an unprecedented challenge. Will this be the case that finally drives them apart?

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  • Avec la permission de Gandhi Nouv.

    Calcutta, 1921 : Sam Wyndham, policier des forces impériales, se rend selon son habitude dans une fumerie d'opium. Alors qu'il tente d'échapper à une descente de police, il tombe sur un homme sauvagement assassiné, mais, craignant pour sa carrière, il fuit. Chargé d'enquêter sur d'autres victimes aux blessures étrangement similaires, il est convaincu qu'un même meurtrier est à l'oeuvre. C'est alors qu'on le sollicite pour veiller à la sécurité du prince de Galles, en visite officielle en Inde. Les partisans de Gandhi ont en effet organisé une grande marche pacifique, dont la tenue coïnciderait avec l'allocution du prince. Sam est désigné pour convaincre les leaders bengalis d'annuler leur manifestation car son adjoint, le sergent Sat Banerjee, est le neveu de l'un d'entre eux. Contrairement à l'avis familial, ce dernier n'a pas démissionné de la police britannique, et à présent il échoue à convaincre son oncle. Sur fond de manifestations, Sam et Sat découvrent que les victimes des assassinats ont toutes un lien avec un laboratoire de l'armée qui, pendant la Grande Guerre, fabriquait du gaz moutarde testé sur des soldats gurkha, recrutés au Népal, et envoyés en première ligne. Le meurtrier chercherait-il à se venger de ce fait resté jusque-là secret ?

  • 'An exceptional historical crime novel' C.J. Sansom
    'A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin
    **SELECTED AS ONE OF WATERSTONES' BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2017**
    **WINNER OF THE CWA ENDEAVOUR HISTORICAL DAGGER 2017**
    India, 1919. Desperate for a fresh start, Captain Sam Wyndham arrives to take up an important post in Calcutta's police force.He is soon called to the scene of a horrifying murder. The victim was a senior official, and a note in his mouth warns the British to leave India - or else.With the stability of the Empire under threat, Wyndham and Sergeant 'Surrender-not' Banerjee must solve the case quickly. But there are some who will do anything to stop them...'One of the most exciting debut novels I've read in years'
    /> Val McDermid
    'Highly entertaining...set in a Calcutta so convincingly evoked that readers will find sweat bursting from their foreheads'
    Daily Telegraph'This vivid murder mystery moves at breakneck speeds'
    Sunday Times'Intoxicating... utterly captivating'
    Daily MailIf you enjoyed A Rising Man, the second Sam Wyndham mystery, A Necessary Evil, is available now.

  • 'Cracking... A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj' Daily ExpressIndia, 1920. Captain Sam Wyndham is visiting the kingdom of Sambalpore, home to diamond mines and the beautiful Palace of the Sun.But when the Maharaja's eldest son is assassinated, Wyndham realises that the realm is riven with conflict. Prince Adhir was unpopular with religious groups, while his brother - now in line to the throne - appears to be a feckless playboy.As Wyndham and Sergeant 'Surrender-not' Banerjee endeavour to unravel the mystery, they become entangled in a dangerous world. They must find the murderer, before the murderer finds them.Praise for the Sam Wyndham series:'An exceptional historical crime novel'
    C.J. SANSOM'A thought-provoking rollercoaster'
    IAN RANKIN'Confirms Abir Mukherjee as a rising star of historical crime fiction'
    The TimesIf you enjoyed A Necessary Evil, pre-order the third Sam Wyndham mystery, Smoke and Ashes, now.

  • **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: he's seen this before. Last night, in a drug addled haze, he stumbled across a corpse with the same ritualistic injuries. It seems like there's 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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