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The Shadows of Men

Written by: Abir Mukherjee
Narrated by: Simon Bubb,Mikhail Sen
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Brought to you by Penguin. 

Award-winning writer Abir Mukherjee is back with another brilliant mystery novel in the Raj-era Wyndham and Banerjee series. 

A Sunday Times Books of 2021 pick.

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?

©2021 Abir Mukherjee (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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  • Namrata Sharma
  • 16-02-22

Loved it!

The story was great ! Another adventure from Surendra Nath Bannerji and captain Wyndham !!
Want more …. Please Abir Mukherjee !

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  • R. Shields
  • 02-04-22

Taken to a new level

So impressed by how much this series has developed. This one is fast paced and exciting while embroiling us in the murky day to day history of the Raj and the sordid treatment of India leading towards the atrocity of British bungled Partition. It also takes the characters of Sam and Surendranath to far greater depth,with Surendranath being the hero this time. Shadowy indeed.

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  • Lilaccruiser
  • 11-02-22

Wonderful

Beautifully written and beautifully read. No praise can be too high. Well done all! Thanks

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  • Miss A.
  • 06-02-22

Love the series

Look forward to the next. engaging, great characters. only downside, my bug bear, author not knowing the different between a basin and a sink. like 80% of them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-01-22

Packed with action and history

I have so enjoyed all of the five books... this book packs punch after punch.. a wonderful narration of 1920s India...the political heat is really ramped up in this novel... the war between Muslims, Hindus and the British... with the British still on top causing mayhem...
I have become very attached to the main characters Suren, Sam and Annie.

I enjoy the scenes set by the author which gives a taste of the beauty and life in India..
Action packed and thrilling... a great page turner.. I always feel sad when the story ends.. with a cliff hanger.. I’m sure there’ll be more...
This book doesn’t disappoint..

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  • Joyce W
  • 17-01-23

Has anything changed?

The communal strife between the Hindu and Muslim communities remains ongoing today. Excellent, believable
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  • Karen Davies
  • 14-01-23

Superb

Mystery, suspense, period detail and an insight into the oppression of imperial rule in India that cannot but impact the reader through the fate of a beloved character, however uncomfortable those truths might be.

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  • XL
  • 30-12-22

A solid favourite

I just love this serie - the historic setting, the story line, the characters and naration all makes an excellent listen.

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  • GRAYBAGS
  • 26-11-22

A gem of dual narrative

I've enjoyed all of these stories & this was as good as any. Well drawn characters, tight plot, interwoven with the historical background. Excellent narration really added to the project.

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  • Ginny
  • 22-11-22

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Members enjoyed this book and spurred us on to read others in the series.

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  • Alexander Holland
  • 20-08-22

A brilliant edition to a brilliant series

Abir Mukherjee puts in one of the best in this extremely fine series. The audio performances are outstanding.
Especially enjoyed the dual first person narration of both Wyndham and Banerjee in this book. Looking forward to more from this fantastic series.