1905, London. As a young constable, Sam Wyndham is on his usual East London beat when he comes across an old flame, Bessie Drummond, attacked in the streets. The next day, when Bessie is found brutally beaten in her own room, locked from the inside, Wyndham promises to get to the bottom of her murder. But the case will cost the young constable more than he ever imagined.
1922, India. Leaving Calcutta, Captain Sam Wyndham heads for the hills of Assam, to the ashram of a sainted monk where he hopes to conquer his opium addiction. But when he arrives, he sees a ghost from his life in London – a man thought to be long dead, a man Wyndham hoped he would never see again.
Wyndham knows he must call his friend and colleague Sergeant Banerjee for help. He is certain this figure from his past isn’t here by coincidence. He is here for revenge . . .
I adore this series! Death In The East was absolutely FANTASTIC once I started reading it I did the lot in one sitting.
So my reviews are necessarily sharp and to the point during this time of uncertainty so here’s why you’ll love this and the other books in the series.
History – Abir Mukherjee creates a sense of place and time with simple, beautiful, effective prose and puts you right in the middle of the action.
Characters- every one engaging and intriguing. Wyndham almost makes me wish I could visit an opium den. Maybe not QUITE what the author was looking to achieve but I refer you back to the history point above.
Plot – page turning, unpredictable joys to read.
There you go. Get them all.