A Rising Man

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee is a mystery set in Calcutta in 1919. Captain Sam Wyndham, newly assigned from Scotland Yard, is confronted with a dead tuxedo clad senior British official after a short time on the job. With the help of his new team he trolls the byways of Calcutta, from the mansions of the wealthy to the slums, in an effort to find the murderer. A very strong sense of place and astute character development combine to create an exceptional historical detective story.