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Abir Mukherjee (1) (1974–)

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Tekijän teokset

A Rising Man (2016) 650 kappaletta
A Necessary Evil (2017) 316 kappaletta
Smoke and Ashes (2018) 241 kappaletta
Death in the East (2019) 162 kappaletta
The Shadows of Men (2021) 112 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Perfect Crime (2022) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Syntymäaika
1974
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
UK
Syntymäpaikka
England, UK
Asuinpaikat
London, England, UK
Ammatit
accountant
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Abir is married with two children and lives in London.

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Mystery and murder in Calcutta. Couldn't put it down.
 
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ben_r47 | 39 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 22, 2024 |
What I liked about the book: interesting setting, authentic detail about India during British occupation, and a nice plot twist at the end. (Though I always feel like it's a bit cheat-y when the author doesn't provide the pivotal clue until the end, as happens here.) This delivers on all the basic expectations of the "detective novels set in exotic locales" genre.

Guess I'm just a little bummed because I felt like this could have been so much better. For instance, despite the great opportunity to create interestingly complex characters, Mukherjee sticks to shallow archetypes: the self-loathing detective, the humble/loyal sidekick, the spoiled prince, the feisty female agitator, the beautiful love interest. No one ever engages in any sort of interesting introspection or reflection. Also, the storytelling lags in places due to drab dialog (way too many "let me find that out for you" conversational dead ends) and too many pointless interviews - no actual detective would ask such useless questions or accept such vague answers.

As I've said before, it's hard to criticize a bad author for writing a bad book, but feel like Mukherjee's a competent writer who, with a bit more effort, could have made more of this promising premise. Maybe his "A Rising Man" (the first book in this series, I gather) incorporates some of the richness that's missing here?
… (lisätietoja)
 
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Dorritt | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 24, 2023 |
A look back at British rule over India in the years leading up to and including 1919, well-blended with a finely plotted story and interesting characters. Maybe a tad long, but an excellent debut. Mukherjee does a nice job avoiding a data dump on the history aspects of the story, parsing them out only as needed to move the plot along. Looking forward to continuing this series.
 
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MugsyNoir | 39 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 19, 2023 |
Un épisode imbriqué entre les manifestations et une terrible vengeance, mais qui ne tombe pas dans les travers caricaturaux. Réussi.
 
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Nikoz | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 4, 2023 |

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5
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Jäseniä
1,481
Suosituimmuussija
#17,343
Arvio (tähdet)
3.8
Kirja-arvosteluja
85
ISBN:t
84
Kielet
5
Kuinka monen suosikki
1

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