The Crime Writers' Association

Gold 2020

Abir Mukherjee
Death in the East
shortlisted
Harvill Secker

Amazon

A sense of diminishing entitlement as British rule in India becomes more questioned in this dual-narrative, parallel mystery switching between 1922 India and 1905 London. Apposite writing, evocative and sharply observant as pointed barbs abound in a changing India as Wyndham handles his demons in this locked-room-style mystery.