Mukherjee, Abir,

Smoke and ashes [text (large print)] / Abir Mukherjee. - Center Point Large Print edition. - 447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm - - Sam Wyndham ; 3 . - Mukherjee, Abir. Sam Wyndham ; 3. .


"Mukherjee makes the most of his setting, 1921 Calcutta, in his superior third mystery featuring the all-too-human Capt. Sam Wyndham, of the British Imperial Police, and his Indian assistant, Sgt. 'Surrender-Not' Banerjee. Mukherjee, who only gets better and better with each book, has established himself as a leading historical mystery writer." -- Publishers Weekly, starred India, 1921. Haunted by his memories of World War I, 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.

9781643583907 1643583905

Large type books.

India--History--British occupation, 1765-1947--Fiction.

Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

PR6113.U383 / S66 2019