A Rising Man

A Rising Man

AbirMukherjee / May 25, 2019

A Rising Man The winner of the Harvill Secker Daily Telegraph crime writing competitionCaptain Sam Wyndham former Scotland Yard detective is a new arrival to Calcutta Desperately seeking a fresh start after his

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  • The winner of the Harvill Secker Daily Telegraph crime writing competitionCaptain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force But with barely a moment to acclimatise to his new life or to deal witThe winner of the Harvill Secker Daily Telegraph crime writing competitionCaptain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force But with barely a moment to acclimatise to his new life or to deal with the ghosts which still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that will take him into the dark underbelly of the British Raj.A senior British official has been murdered, and a note left in his mouth warns the British to quit India or else With rising political dissent and the stability of the Raj under threat, Wyndham and his two new colleagues arrogant Inspector Digby, who can barely conceal his contempt for the natives and British educated, but Indian born Sargeant Banerjee, one of the few Indians to be recruited into the new CID embark on an investigation that will take them from the luxurious parlours of wealthy British traders to the seedy opium dens of the city.The start of an atmospheric and enticing new historical crime series.

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        ABIR MUKHERJEE was born in London, but spent most of his childhood in Glasgow A graduate of the LSE, he currently works in finance in the City.


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    1. I stood on the steps of the building, lit a cigarette and stared into the distance. The sun was now just a red disc off to the west and the temperature was dropping. That didn't mean it was comfortable, just less hot. By common consent, dusk was the best time of day out here, not that it lasted long. Night falls like a stone in the tropics. Broad daylight to darkness in less than an hour. I watched as a flock of birds flew overhead and landed on the pool at the centre of the squareBritish Captai [...]


    2. This is a confident and assured debut by Abir Mukerjee with this historical thriller set in Calcutta, in the Raj era of India in 1919. Captain Sam Wyndham is a new arrival to the city, joining the Imperial Police Force, working with the resentful Digby, and the British educated Sergeant Banerjee, referred to as 'Surrender-not' because the British cannot pronounce his name. Wyndham is a weary and cynical man with a background in the police and Special Branch back in England, and having seen the f [...]


    3. * Thank you to shotsmag for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review*A sumptuous feast of the sights and sounds of early 20th century Calcutta, are served up in this compelling and complex criminal investigation.After surviving the horrors of the Great War, and the loss of his wife, Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, takes up a new post in Calcutta's police force. It's a fresh start for him, but the latter days of the British Raj are a world away from life in England.He [...]


    4. Wonderful book. It was a bit of a slow starter, but as soon as it picked up I really began to enjoy it. The Indian history was interesting and I got the feel of Calcutta, including the heat. Sam Wyndham is a very likeable character.


    5. Historical Crime Fiction has to be bang on the money for me to love it as it is not my favourite genre to dive into, I like DNA and technology and all that jazz- well what can I say. A Rising Man IS bang on the money in every single way you can possibly think of. And then probably a few more too.From the very start I was hook line and sinkered into this one – beautifully portraying a place and time, brilliantly authentic and multi layered characters and a real page turner of a murder mystery, [...]


    6. ARC review[3.5] Historical crime debut, set in Calcutta in 1919. Has a few clunks, but it's better-written, and more intelligent about its setting, than the average first procedural, making it evident why the author won a competition for unpublished novelists. (It also helps that the infodumps are really interesting.) This could settle in nicely as a series in a book or two's time.Sam Wyndham is a thirtysomething Scotland Yard detective and veteran of the trenches. After his wife dies in the 191 [...]


    7. I love a great mystery. Add great characters that I want to read a whole series of and a setting as important as the main character and I’m in love. Set in 1919 British ruled Calcutta A Rising Man introduces us to Sam Wyndham, a former Scotland Yard detective, who is tasked with solving the murder of a British official. He’s a bit out of his depth considering he’s in a new place, his opium addiction has traveled with him, and he does not understand the many rules/laws against Indians. Ente [...]


    8. Captain Sam Wyndham takes the offer of a job in Calcutta simply because he really has no idea what to do next. It is 1919 and, having left Scotland Yard to fight in the trenches, Wyndham returned to England to find his wife had died in the influenza outbreak. Now he has replaced warfare in Europe to India at a time of insurgency and insurrection. He owes his position to Lord Charles Taggart, Commissioner of Police and his subordinate, sub-inspector John Digby, is obviously resentful of being pas [...]


    9. This was a fascinating read--murder mystery set in Calcutta, 1919. The detail and atmosphere are outstanding, particularly the sequence after the Amritsar massacre, as the news spreads across India. Author doesn't hold back on the racism, both casual and vituperative, the cultural sneers, or the sexism of the time, so it's a powerful read. The moral corruption caused by the Raj is a major theme: showing how initially decent people slide into bigotry and how the system promotes it in them. It's p [...]


    10. 3.5*. A former Scotland Yard detective moves to Calcutta for police work. Formerly fought in the trenches, his wife passed away from influenza and trying to deal with these issues amongst a opium habit. It starts with a body and its his job to discover the culprit. The plot is tight enough, although i did have my suspsicions quite early on. The historical aspect was great. I've always enjoyed crime novels set in different countries than my own. This brings a little historical context as well. No [...]


    11. From the very beginning with its wonderfully Chandler-esque opening line, “At least he was well dressed. Black tie, tux, the works. If you’re going to get yourself killed, you may as well look your best,” I was totally in the thrall of this book from start to finish. Not only is the writing whip smart and intuitive with a clever and engaging plot, but the depth of the historical research to so vividly portray the teeming life of this beautiful, yet socially and racially torn, outpost of th [...]


    12. A fantastic debut. Rich setting and complex characters. Highly recommended for those who enjoy historical mysteries. The main character, Captain Sam Wyndham stands out for his unexpectedly acerbic commentary on his job, his addiction, and life in Bengal. The growing partnership between Sam and his sergeant, Surrender-not Banerjee, is also a fantastic element that serves to explore the tension between the British who are losing the grip of their colonial rule, and the frustration of the Indians. [...]


    13. Captain Sam Wyndham was devastated by World War I. He accepts an offer for a police position in Calcutta, India, and sails to the Subcontinent. Once there he has an immediate priority--a British official has been murdered in a seedy part of town. Sam's investigation leads him around Calcutta as he learns the city, and he ends up enmeshed in a political and criminal web that may end his career before it starts.This is the beginning of a series by author Abir Mukherjee, and it's off to a great sta [...]


    14. Persistence works. As soon as I embraced Calcutta and saw the amount of Bengali history and politics - I was hooked. I actually ordered #2 in Mukherjee's series! And I credit author Vaseem Khan ( I am a huge fan) for his encouragement. He writes a Bombay based detective series. (do read them all). I did read on and became quite fond of Sam and his little visits to Chinatown and the reality that must actually be. The heat, the anger, the protocol and the entire place would have had me there too. [...]


    15. One of my favourite books of recent times. An evocative, compelling mystery set in 1920s Calcutta, this wonderful novel is beautifully written, following Captain Sam Wyndham as he attempts to unravel the murder of a British diplomat while coming to grips with the tropical murk of India. What I loved most about this book: the dry, Scottish wit.


    16. I sat back on the bed and, not for the first time, questioned what I was doing out here, in this country where the natives despised you and the climate drove you mad and the water could kill you. And not just the water, pretty much everything out here seemed designed to kill an Englishman: the food, the insects, the weather. It was as though India itself were reacting to our presence as one’s immune defences react to the invasion by a foreign body. Indeed, it was a wonder men like MacAuley sur [...]


    17. From the first page, I understood the praise and award nominations garnered for this book. It strikes the perfect balance of page-turning mystery and enthralling historical details of Calcutta in 1919 during the decline of the British Raj.


    18. Murder in the RajThe corpse of a white man is discovered in an alleyway in an unsavoury part of Calcutta, and Inspector Sam Wyndham is assigned to investigate. It is 1919, and Wyndham has just arrived in India after recovering from injuries he received during the war, so he will have to depend for local knowledge on his two colleagues – Sergeant Digby, an Englishman with all the worst attitudes of imperial superiority and a grudge against Wyndham for getting the job he felt should be his own; [...]


    19. Fast and entertaining read. Mukherjee is quite good at creating atmosphere and setting. Fun characters. The final-days-of-the-Raj background give the story an interesting vibe. Ideal summer reading, I'd say?As it is a first novel it feels heavily edited sometimes. In the end the author struggles a bit to keep things plausible. Plus I had felt like shouting the name of the rather obviously bad guy to our protagonist for some chapters until he finally managed to come to the same conclusion. But th [...]


    20. This book saved me from my reading drought. Was simply throwing quarter to half read books to the wall before I chanced upon this debut novel that feels like anything but a debut novel.Hi to all people who might like a morphine pill popping British officer Sam Wyndham new to India and his trusted sergeant cheekily called Surrender-Not Bannerjee, this book is for you.The author's understanding of India of the time is remarkable to the level that it feels real enough to this reader.Also a crime an [...]


    21. A RISING MAN. (2017). Abir Mukherjee. ****.Here is a debut novel that leaves you wanting more. The author has managed to recreate his setting perfectly – Calcutta in 1919. Into this strange world, he introduces his hero, Captain Sam Wyndham, an ex-Scotland Yard officer who has taken a job in this country after losing his wife and child to sickness. The world he arrives in is totally strange to him, but he gets help from his assistant, Sgt. Banerjee. They are tasked with solving the murder of a [...]


    22. Some wonky formatting and dropped words in my ebook from the library. Otherwise, loved this. Detective thriller but oh so wonderfully very rooted in Indian culture and history. Might have spent more time on than actually reading this, and that's a good thing.


    23. Kalkutta 1919 - Sam Wyndham hat sich gerade von Scotland Yard nach Kalkutta zur Polizei versetzen lassen und muss sofort einen brisanten Mord aufklären. Direkt neben einem Bordell wurde einem einflussreichen britischen Finanzbeamten die Kehle aufgeschlitzt. Der Klappentext klang vielversprechend und ich habe einiges über das Indien der Zwischenkriegszeit gelernt. Leider kann der Autor seinen Charakteren kein Leben einhauchen. Auf über 500 Seiten bleiben sowohl der Protagonist und Ich-Erzähle [...]


    24. In this "Christie-Cozy-Calcutta" debut, Captain Wyndham thinks, "My head was spinning. I'd never stood a chance," as during the first week of his new assignment the social and political crossfires almost completely cover the solution. Mukherjee's amazing ability to describe Calcutta and its various characters is the star attraction in this debut. The crime itself is secondary as this first volume of the series serves to introduce us to a new team of investigators, Wyndham and "Surrender-not" Ban [...]


    25. I do not read a lot of police procedurals, I like thrillers. So for a reader of thriller, the crime solving in this book was a bit slow, however, I did not mind in the least since I immersed myself in the description of the background where the crime takes place. It is 1919 and ex Scotland yard copper Sam Wyndham is a newcomer to Calcutta, the hub of British rule. When an influential British officer is killed in a narrow alleyway behind a renowned brothel, Wyndham is called to solve the crime an [...]


    26. It’s 1919 and Sam Wyndham, a Scotland Yard policeman who had a traumatic time in the trenches in WWI and then lost his wife to the peacetime influenza, has been recruited to join the police in Calcutta. He is thrown straight into the deep end when a senior civil servant is found murdered. Efforts to prevent him learning the truth and direct his investigation into channels acceptable to the authorities come right from the top. Abir Mukherjee paints what I’m sure is an accurate picture of the [...]


    27. »Aber Menschen, egal ob nun braune oder weisse, die bereit waren, sich auf blosse Launen ihrer Vorgesetzten hin zu opfern, hatten etwas furchtbar Deprimierendes an sich, und wenn die Bengalen keine Lust dazu hatten, fand ich das völlig in Ordnung.« (S. 81)Erster SatzImmerhin war er gut angezogen.VerlagstextKalkutta 1919 – die Luft steht in den Straßen einer Stadt, die im Chaos der Kolonialisierung zu versinken droht. Die Bevölkerung ist zerissen zwischen alten Traditonen und der neuen Ord [...]


    28. A RISING MAN by Abir Mukherjee Rating: 1/5 stars.*I received this title in exchange for an honest review*First of all, I'm a brand new member of NetGalley so I wanted to give a quick shout out to NetGalley for supplying me with my first review book. I haven't really connected with this side of the book world yet (bookstagram is my main form of book talk) but it's something I'm looking forward to!Anyway, this book is listed as a historical fiction, mystery/thriller. This is my first complaint. Th [...]


    29. Britain, a Christian country where theft is not only illegal, it’s also considered a sin. So few modern brits, are aware of the thievery, of their ancestors. I urge you to read this novel. It’s not only a brilliant read but an education on the impact of colonialism. It just may shatter your illusions of the Empire!This novel is historical crime fiction, set in 1919 India following a case with the Imperial Police Force. The protagonist Captain Sam Wyndham is a new arrival to Calcutta and a fo [...]


    30. A broken veteran of the Great War, mourning the loss of the woman he loved, accepts an offer of a job with the police force in India from a former military commander.Captain Sam Wyndham is barely arrived in Calcutta when he's charged with investigation of the murder of a high government official virtually on the doorstep of a brothel. A note stuffed in the victim's mouth hints the murder is an act of terrorism, a threat which could destabilize an already shaky relationship with the citizenry. Ev [...]


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