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  • I loved the slick dovetailing of the dual narrative and the sharp, humorous writing...An engaging, evocative thriller that captures the heat of Indian nights and heady days of a bygone era, without being sentimental or simplistic. For me, the murder mystery and historical elements were perfectly woven together.

    Janice Hallett, author of Sunday Times bestseller The Appeal on The Shadows of Men
  • Abir Mukherjee is doing something uniquely different in the crime genre. His evocation of 1920s India under British occupation is breathtaking. He takes you there with luscious strokes of his pen and a dry wit, keeping you on the edge of your seat as he spins his tale.

    Peter May, Sunday Times bestselling author on The Shadows of Men
  • The pacing and twists are among the author's best work. This is a sterling example of a riveting whodunit plot coupled with a vivid portrayal of a seminal historical moment.

    Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • The Shadows of Men is a fabulous read - exciting, moving and highly entertaining.

    Ajay Chowdhury, author of THE WAITER
  • This brilliant mingling of real history and fictional invention kicks off a series that does for the Raj what Philip Kerr did for the Reich

    The Times, on A Rising Man

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