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Smoke And Ashes by Abir Mukherjee

Title Smoke and Ashes
Author Abir Mukherjee
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2018-06-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781473546486
Language English, Spanish, and French
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SELECTED AS WATERSTONES' THRILLER OF THE MONTH, JULY 2019 CHOSEN BY THE SUNDAY TIMES AS ONE OF 100 BEST CRIME NOVELS SINCE 1945 SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 CWA SAPERE HISTORICAL DAGGER SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 HWA GOLD CROWN LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 CWA GOLD DAGGER ‘Smoke and Ashes is Abir Mukherjee's best book yet; a brilliantly conceived murder mystery set amidst political and social turmoil – beautifully crafted’ C.J. Sansom India, 1921. Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force. But Wyndham finds himself in a tight spot when he stumbles across a corpse in an opium den. When he then comes across a second body bearing the same injuries, Wyndham is convinced that there's a deranged killer on the loose. However, revealing his presence in the opium den could cost him his career. As Wyndham and Sergeant 'Surrender-not' Banerjee set out to solve the two murders, Wyndham must tread carefully, keeping his personal demons secret, before someone else turns up dead... 'It is the flamboyant evocation of Calcutta that makes this such a mesmerising read' Guardian Praise for the Sam Wyndham series: ‘A thought-provoking rollercoaster’ Ian Rankin ‘Confirms Abir Mukherjee as a rising star of historical crime fiction’ The Times ‘Cracking... A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj’ Daily Express If you enjoyed Smoke and Ashes, look out for the fourth Sam Wyndham mystery, Death in the East in November 2019

Smoke And Ashes by Abir Mukherjee

Title Smoke and Ashes
Author Abir Mukherjee
Publisher Pegasus Crime
Release Date 2020-05-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 164313499X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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India, 1921. Haunted by his memories of World War I, Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force.When Sam is summoned to investigate a grisly murder, he is stunned at the sight of the body: he’s seen this before. Last night, in a drug addled haze, he stumbled across a corpse with the same ritualistic injuries. It seems like there’s a deranged killer on the loose. Unfortunately for Sam, the corpse was in an opium den—and revealing his presence there could cost him his career.With the aid of his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-Not Banerjee, Sam must try to solve the two murders, all the while keeping his personal demons secret, before somebody else turns up dead.

Smoke And Ashes by Abir Mukherjee

Title Smoke and Ashes
Author Abir Mukherjee
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2019-03-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781643131153
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Captain Sam Wyndham and his sidekick Surrender-Not Banerjee return in this prize-winning historical crime series set in 1920s Calcutta. India, 1921. Haunted by his memories of World War I, Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force. When Sam is summoned to investigate a grisly murder, he is stunned at the sight of the body: he’s seen this before. Last night, in a drug addled haze, he stumbled across a corpse with the same ritualistic injuries. It seems like there’s a deranged killer on the loose. Unfortunately for Sam, the corpse was in an opium den—and revealing his presence there could cost him his career. With the aid of his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-Not Banerjee, Sam must try to solve the two murders, all the while keeping his personal demons secret, before somebody else turns up dead.

Smoke And Ashes by Abir Mukherjee

Title Smoke and Ashes
Author Abir Mukherjee
Publisher Harvill Secker
Release Date 2018-06-07
Category British
Total Pages 333
ISBN 1911215159
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Smoke and Ashes is Abir Mukherjee's best book yet; a brilliantly conceived murder mystery set amidst political and social turmoil - beautifully crafted.' CJ SANSOM **From the winner of the 2017 CWA Historical Dagger Award** India, 1921. Haunted by his memories of the Great War, Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force. When Sam is summoned to investigate a grisly murder, he is stunned at the sight of the body- he's seen this before. Last night, in a drug addled haze, he stumbled across a corpse with the same ritualistic injuries. It seems like there's a deranged killer on the loose. Unfortunately for Sam, the corpse was in an opium den and revealing his presence there could cost him his career. With the aid of his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-not Banerjee, Sam must try to solve the two murders, all the while keeping his personal demons secret, before somebody else turns up dead. Set against the backdrop of the fervent fight for Indian independence, and rich with the atmosphere of 1920s Calcutta, Smoke and Ashes is the brilliant new historical mystery in this award-winning series.

Smoke And Ashes by Barbara Rogasky

Title Smoke and Ashes
Author Barbara Rogasky
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2002-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0823416771
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discusses the Holocaust, including the history of Nazi anti-Semitism, Hitlers rise to power, the Nazi plan for the extermination of the Jews, World War II, and includes details of the Nuremberg trials, and anti-Semitism today.

Smoke Ashes by Alex De Campi

Title Smoke Ashes
Author Alex De Campi
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Release Date 2013-10-01
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 112
ISBN 9781621158172
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reporter Katie Shah's exposés of the corruption of the English ruling class put her in the crosshairs of powerful men on a good day. Smoke and Ashes tells the stories of the bad days; as she and assassin Rupert Cain become targets of a sinister cabal bent on controlling the nation's oil and of a psychotic intelligence that has uploaded itself onto the Internet! EISNER NOMINEE FOR BEST LIMITED SERIES! * Art by Dan McDaid; Carla Speed McNeil; Bill Sienkiewicz; Igor Kordey; Richard Pace; Colleen Doran; and more! "Alex de Campi makes the wonderful look effortless. I'm buying this; and you should too; if you have any sense at all."—Gail Simone (Batgirl; Secret Six) "There is a dedication to expanding the language of comic books; the kind of thing you rarely see these days." —Bleeding Cool

Smoke And Ashes by Tanya Huff

Title Smoke and Ashes
Author Tanya Huff
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2006-06-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781101215548
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tanya Huff’s supernatural fantasy Smoke series, with a gothic twist • Mix of ghostly mystery, paranormal horror, and dark humor • Lamba Award nominated Fans of the X-Files and Twin Peaks will love acclaimed master of contemporary fantasy Tanya Huff’s twisted version of vampires, wizards, and TV terror. Tony Foster, fledgling wizard and now trainee assistant director on Darkest Night—the syndicated vampire detective show—is hoping that they only supernatural events he’ll be caught up in are those in the script. But that isn’t meant to be, for a demonic convergence is about to begin, creating weak spots through which lesser demons may enter the world. To complicate matters, Leah, the incredibly seductive stuntwoman who freelances for the show, is an immortal Demongate. Should Leah die, the Demongate will open and her sensual demon master will wreak havoc upon the unsuspecting human race. Can Tony—with the help of Leah, Henry, a tabloid reporter, a Mountie, and the cast of Darkest Night—halt a demonic invasion and stave off the end of the world?

Smoke From The Ashes by William W. Johnstone

Title Smoke from the Ashes
Author William W. Johnstone
Publisher Pinnacle Books
Release Date 2008-07-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780786025473
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A skilled ex-soldier fights a Libyan terrorist and leagues of man-eating mutants in post-apocalyptic America—from a USA Today–bestselling author. The devastating nuclear nightmare of the Great War brings civilization to the brink of destruction. Only Ben Raines and his tireless Rebels share the dream of rebuilding society out of the smoldering remains of America…. The power-mad Middle Eastern terrorist, Khamasin, has already begun his bloodthirsty assault on America's southern tier. But an even deadlier threat lurks in the plague-ridden ruins of the country's once-great cities, where crazed, flesh-eating packs of starved mutants hunt for fresh, human kill. Raines and his Rebels are in for the battle of their lives. But the do-or-die freedom fighters are willing to face Hell on Earth to strike a blow for America's survival. Seventh in the long-running series!

Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian

Title Lady Smoke
Author Laura Sebastian
Publisher Ember
Release Date 2020-01-07
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9781524767136
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"After fleeing Astrea and regaining her freedom, Theo searches for new allies to help her reclaim her throne, although that comes at a steep price. And with her enemies closer than she thinks, Theo's fight to win back Astrea may prove not only impossible, but deadly"--

The Created Legend by Fyodor Sologub

Title The Created Legend
Author Fyodor Sologub
Publisher Library of Alexandria
Release Date 2015-12-02
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781465591944
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In "The Little Demon" Sologub has shown us how the evil within us peering out through our imagination makes all the world seem evil to us. In "The Created Legend," feeling perhaps the need of reacting from his morose creation Peredonov, the author has set himself the task of showing the reverse of the picture: how the imagination, no longer warped, but sensitized with beauty, is capable of creating a world of its own, legendary yet none the less real for the legend. The Russian title of the book is more descriptive of the author's intentions than an English translation will permit it to be. "Tvorimaya Legenda" actually means "The legend in the course of creation." The legend that Sologub has in mind is the active, eternally changing process of life, orderly and structural in spite of the external confusion. The author makes an effort to bring order out of apparent chaos by stripping life of its complex modern detail and reducing it to a few significant symbols, as in a rather more subtle "morality play." The modern novel is perhaps over-psychologized; eternal truths and eternal passions are perhaps too often lost sight of under the mass of unnecessary naturalistic detail. In this novel life passes by the author as a kind of dream, a dream within that nightmare Reality, a legend within that amorphousness called Life. And the nightmare and the dream, like a sensitive individual's ideas of the world as it is and as it ought to be, alternate here like moods. The author has expressed this changeableness of mood curiously by alternating a crudely realistic, deliberately na•ve, sometimes journalese style with an extremely decorative, lyrical mannerÑthis taxing the translator to the utmost in view of the urgency to translate the mood as well as the ideas.Ê

Blood Smoke And Ashes by Bradley Convissar

Title Blood Smoke and Ashes
Author Bradley Convissar
Publisher Darkest Days Publishing
Release Date 2013-01-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 354
ISBN 1481928864
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the Fall of 1955, the state of Nevada used the electric chair to execute a prisoner for the first time. It was also the last time. Molly Blackburn, nicknamed Jane the Ripper by the Las Vegas press after killing eleven men while posing as a prostitute, was strapped to the chair without incident. The switch was flipped.Everything after that went horribly wrong.Since that day, a copycat Jane the Ripper has appeared almost every decade in a different city, mimicking Molly's choice in victims as well as her methods of murder. She kills eleven men then disappears, never to be found. The similarities between the bodies left behind each decade is uncanny. As if they are all the victims of the same murderer, not a copycat.But that's impossible, of course, because Molly Blackburn is dead, her execution witnessed by a dozen people.FBI Agent Jack Shaw, the lead investigator in the Jane the Ripper cases since the seventies, finally catches a break in 2009 when the intended fifth victim manages to turn the tables on the newest copycat . Everyone believes that the horror has finally ended with her capture. Shaw is not so sure, though, wondering if someone else will take up the mantle and kill seven more men to complete the cycle. But when no more bodies with her distinctive markings show up over the next two years, Shaw allows himself to believe that maybe he has seen the end of the Jane the Ripper murders.As it turns out, what he thought was the end was only the beginning.His hunt will take him across the country, and even when he thinks he's finally discovered the truth, he quickly learns that not everything is as it seems.That not every monster is created equal.That the nature of good and evil is not as black and white as he has always believed.That not everything that is broken can be put back together.That not every fractured soul can be saved.When blood, smoke and ashes rise, no one comes out the same on the other side.Blood, Smoke and Ashes is a 115,00 word supernatural thriller.

The Great Gatsby With Audio Text by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Title The Great Gatsby with Audio Text
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher East West Studio
Release Date 2021-03-13
Category Fiction
Total Pages 500
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Set on the prosperous Long Island of 1922, The Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its fictional narrative. That era, known for profound economic prosperity, the development of jazz music flapper culture, new technologies in communication (motion pictures, broadcast radio, recorded music) forging a genuine mass culture; and bootlegging, along with other criminal activity, is plausibly depicted in Fitzgerald's novel. Fitzgerald uses many of these societal developments of the 1920s that were to build Gatsby's stories from many of the simple details like automobiles to broader themes like Fitzgerald's discreet allusions to the organized crime culture which was the source of Gatsby's fortune. Fitzgerald depicts the garish society of the Roaring Twenties by placing the book's plotline within the historical context of the era.

Daughter Of Smoke Bone by Laini Taylor

Title Daughter of Smoke Bone
Author Laini Taylor
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2011-09-27
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780316192149
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In a nation on the brink of war, a young art student's star-crossed love begins to bloom in the first book of the New York Times bestselling epic fantasy trilogy by award-winning author Laini Taylor. Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages -- not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. When one of the strangers -- beautiful, haunted Akiva -- fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Title Journey through Ash and Smoke Ranger in Time 5
Author Kate Messner
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Release Date 2017-01-31
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780545909808
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ranger is a time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training. In this adventure, he goes to Viking age Iceland, which proves to be tough terrain for Ranger to navigate. Usually it's Ranger's job to save the day before he can return to his family, but he meets a girl named Helga who rescues him more than once. And when a nearby volcano threatens to erupt and Helga's new baby brother or sister starts to come early, they must journey through ash and smoke to find Helga's father. But if Helga doesn't need Ranger's help, how will he ever get home?

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee

Title A Rising Man
Author Abir Mukherjee
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2016-05-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781473522466
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'An exceptional historical crime novel' C.J. Sansom India, 1919. Desperate for a fresh start, Captain Sam Wyndham arrives to take up an important post in Calcutta's police force. He is soon called to the scene of a horrifying murder. The victim was a senior official, and a note left in his mouth warns the British to leave India – or else. With the stability of the Empire under threat, Wyndham and Sergeant 'Surrender-not' Banerjee must solve the case quickly. But there are some who will do anything to stop them... **WINNER OF THE CWA ENDEAVOUR HISTORICAL DAGGER ** 'A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin 'Highly entertaining...set in a Calcutta so convincingly evoked that readers will find sweat bursting from their foreheads' Daily Telegraph If you enjoyed A Rising Man, further books in the Sam Wyndham series are available now: A Necessary Evil Smoke and Ashes Death in the East

Ashes To Ashes by Richard Kluger

Title Ashes to Ashes
Author Richard Kluger
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2010-05-26
Category Social Science
Total Pages 832
ISBN 9780307432834
Language English, Spanish, and French
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No book before this one has rendered the story of cigarettes -- mankind's most common self-destructive instrument and its most profitable consumer product -- with such sweep and enlivening detail. Here for the first time, in a story full of the complexities and contradictions of human nature, all the strands of the historical process -- financial, social, psychological, medical, political, and legal -- are woven together in a riveting narrative. The key characters are the top corporate executives, public health investigators, and antismoking activists who have clashed ever more stridently as Americans debate whether smoking should be closely regulated as a major health menace. We see tobacco spread rapidly from its aboriginal sources in the New World 500 years ago, as it becomes increasingly viewed by some as sinful and some as alluring, and by government as a windfall source of tax revenue. With the arrival of the cigarette in the late-nineteenth century, smoking changes from a luxury and occasional pastime to an everyday -- to some, indispensable -- habit, aided markedly by the exuberance of the tobacco huskers. This free-enterprise success saga grows shadowed, from the middle of this century, as science begins to understand the cigarette's toxicity. Ironically the more detailed and persuasive the findings by medical investigators, the more cigarette makers prosper by seeming to modify their product with filters and reduced dosages of tar and nicotine. We see the tobacco manufacturers come under intensifying assault as a rogue industry for knowingly and callously plying their hazardous wares while insisting that the health charges against them (a) remain unproven, and (b) are universally understood, so smokers indulge at their own risk. Among the eye-opening disclosures here: outrageous pseudo-scientific claims made for cigarettes throughout the '30s and '40s, and the story of how the tobacco industry and the National Cancer Institute spent millions to develop a "safer" cigarette that was never brought to market. Dealing with an emotional subject that has generated more heat than light, this book is a dispassionate tour de force that examines the nature of the companies' culpability, the complicity of society as a whole, and the shaky moral ground claimed by smokers who are now demanding recompense

Death In The East by Abir Mukherjee

Title Death in the East
Author Abir Mukherjee
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2019-11-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781473556010
Language English, Spanish, and French
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** Selected by the Telegraph, FT and Guardian as one of the best crime books of 2019** 'A skilfully blended dual narrative: twice the intrigue, twice the fun.' Mick Herron, author of the Jackson Lamb series Calcutta police detective Captain Sam Wyndham and his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-not Banerjee, are back for another rip-roaring adventure set in 1920s India. 1905, London. When Bessie Drummond, an old flame of Sam Wyndham's, is attacked in the street, he is determined to get to the bottom of it. But the next day, Bessie is found dead in her room and Wyndham soon finds himself caught up in her murder investigation. The case will cost the young constable more than he ever imagined. 1922, India. Leaving Calcutta, Wyndham heads for the hills of Assam, ready to put his opium addiction behind him. 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 that this figure from his past can only be after one thing: revenge... ______________________ Praise for the Sam Wyndham series: ‘A thought-provoking rollercoaster’ Ian Rankin 'Death in the East is as vivid and atmospheric as its predecessors' Guardian ‘Confirms Abir Mukherjee as a rising star of historical crime fiction’ The Times ‘Cracking... A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj’ Daily Express ‘A brilliantly conceived murder mystery set amidst political and social turmoil – beautifully crafted’ C. J. Sansom 'Mukherjee brings sardonic wit to his portrayal of British rule in India, and the action is perfectly paced.' Daily Mirror 'An absolute delight' Daily Mail 'The gloriously atmospheric Death in the East is his [Mukherjee’s] best book so far, a cracking read' Scotsman 'The perfect combination of mystery and history' Telegraph

Grey Magic by J. T. Lawrence

Title GREY MAGIC
Author J. T. Lawrence
Publisher Pulp Books
Release Date 2016-10-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 394
ISBN 0620716746
Language English, Spanish, and French
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No one appreciates the irony of her situation more than Raven Kane: she's a burnt-out witch. Raven is a hip, hexing-and-texting sorceress - or at least, she used to be. Now her ancient timber house is falling down around her, and the bank wants to repossess it. Nothing would make her cantankerous neighbour happier than seeing Raven and her messy menagerie out on the street. To add to her stress, the reckless Wicked Witches are causing mischief and it's her job to reign them in. Worst of all is that her magic seems to be fading. Just as everything seems to be too much to handle, there's a knock on the (splintering) door. A not-unattractive man appears in her life: not to save her, as a fairytale would have you believe, but to arrest her for the murder of one of her clients. It wouldn't be that bad for Raven, except that she knows she's guilty.

A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee

Title A Necessary Evil
Author Abir Mukherjee
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2017-06-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781473546479
Language English, Spanish, and French
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WINNER 2018 WILBUR SMITH ADVENTURE WRITING PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 HISTORICAL AND GOLD DAGGERS LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 CWA STEEL DAGGER FEATURED ON ITV'S ZOE BALL BOOK CLUB 2018 India, 1920. Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant Banerjee of Calcutta Police must investigate the dramatic assassination of a Maharaja's son... Sam Wyndham is visiting the kingdom of Sambalpore, home to diamond mines and the beautiful Palace of the Sun. But when the Maharaja’s eldest son is assassinated, Wyndham realises that the realm is riven with conflict. Prince Adhir was unpopular with religious groups, while his brother – now in line to the throne – appears to be a feckless playboy. As Wyndham and Sergeant ‘Surrender-not’ Banerjee endeavour to unravel the mystery, they become entangled in a dangerous world. They must find the murderer, before the murderer finds them. Praise for the Sam Wyndham series: ‘An exceptional historical crime novel’ C.J. Sansom ‘A thought-provoking rollercoaster’ Ian Rankin ‘Confirms Abir Mukherjee as a rising star of historical crime fiction’ The Times ‘Cracking... A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj’ Daily Express If you enjoyed A Necessary Evil, the third Sam Wyndham mystery, Smoke and Ashes, is available now.

Title Smoke Gets in Your Eyes And Other Lessons from the Crematory
Author Caitlin Doughty
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2014-09-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780393245950
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Morbid and illuminating" (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession. Armed with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre, Caitlin Doughty took a job at a crematory and turned morbid curiosity into her life’s work. She cared for bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, and became an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. In this best-selling memoir, brimming with gallows humor and vivid characters, she marvels at the gruesome history of undertaking and relates her unique coming-of-age story with bold curiosity and mordant wit. By turns hilarious, dark, and uplifting, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes reveals how the fear of dying warps our society and "will make you reconsider how our culture treats the dead" (San Francisco Chronicle).