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A Necessary Evil Hardcover – 15 June 2017

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  • Publisher : HARVILL/SECKER (15 June 2017)
  • Language: : English
  • Hardcover : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1911215124
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1911215127
  • Dimensions : 16.2 x 3.4 x 24 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463 ratings

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"Even better than his first… What is most striking about Mukherjee’s novels is his infectious enjoyment of the human oddity of the British in India… Even better is his portrayal of the mix of opulence and spirituality that characterises Sambalpore under its sybaritic but benevolent maharaja… I can’t imagine anyone failing to enjoy it" (Jake Kerridge Daily Telegraph)

"A year ago I welcomed the arrival of Captain Sam Wyndham and his faithful Sergeant… and I am delight to report that his return is every bit as engaging" (Geoffrey Wansell Daily Mail)

"An exceptional historical crime novel." (CJ Sansom)

"A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj." (Daily Express)

"An intriguing and enjoyable crime novel" (Sarah Shaffi Stylist)

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India, 1920. Captain Wyndham and Sergeant Banerjee of the Calcutta Police Force investigate the dramatic assassination of a Maharajah's son.

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L. A. Hardy
4.0 out of 5 stars Wyndham and Banerjee Return
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 April 2018
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William Donelson
5.0 out of 5 stars This is wonderfully plotted and paced, with just the right balance of action, description and dialogue
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5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive Historical Thriller
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 May 2018
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Janice Staines
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of gung ho and reminiscent of Boy’s Own adventures
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 November 2020
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Graham of Watton
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 November 2019
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