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Giveaway! – a signed copy of Death in the East by Abir Mukherjee

20th January 2020

a signed copy of Death in the East by Abir MukherjeeGiveaway – a signed copy of Death in the East by Abir Mukherjee, set in Assam (1922) and East London (1905).

Death in the East is the 4th great book in the Sam Wyndham murder mystery series and can be read as a stand alone.

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. 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 . . .


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  1. User: Rachel McDonald

    Posted on: 31/01/2020 at 10:01 am



  2. User: Paul crowson

    Posted on: 28/01/2020 at 6:57 pm

    Chicken korma


  3. User: LanceMB

    Posted on: 28/01/2020 at 10:28 am

    Got to be lamb Ceylon


  4. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 27/01/2020 at 8:59 am

    I think it must be simple tarka dahl – I can enjoy it simply served with rice or breads, and no curry feast is complete without it. I think it comes from several years of living among Gurkha families who will happily eat “dahl bhat” (dhal and rice) for every meal.


  5. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 26/01/2020 at 4:55 pm

    Samosas. My Dad worked in India in the 1970s and used to cook Indian food at home, when it was considered very exotic (seems so ridiculous now). Samosas were his favourite, especially with peas inside and lots of spices.


  6. User: leilajay

    Posted on: 26/01/2020 at 9:23 am

    My favourite Indian dish is traditional lamb curry.


  7. User: Siren Queen

    Posted on: 24/01/2020 at 9:22 pm

    I cannot resist butter chicken!


  8. User: ALYSON READ

    Posted on: 24/01/2020 at 6:10 pm

    Pakoras – mmm!


  9. User: Andran3

    Posted on: 24/01/2020 at 1:56 am

    I can’t go past a good channa masala – the spicier the better.


  10. User: Angela Paull

    Posted on: 23/01/2020 at 11:51 pm

    Samosas! I could eat them all day long


  11. User: Isa

    Posted on: 21/01/2020 at 7:21 pm

    Naan! Dipped in basically anything!


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    • User: tripfiction

      Posted on: 21/01/2020 at 7:22 pm

      Agreed! Naan is sooooo good!


  12. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 21/01/2020 at 12:16 pm

    Definitely Rogan Josh but with the traditional lamb replaced by chicken! With poppadoms and naan bread too!


  13. User: lindarumsey

    Posted on: 20/01/2020 at 11:02 pm

    Vegetable Biryani, delicious!


  14. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 20/01/2020 at 4:56 pm

    I love coconut prawn curry with coconut rice from Kerala!
    I had that for my 26th birthday at a little shack restaurant on the beach at Cochin!


  15. User: Julie ryan

    Posted on: 20/01/2020 at 4:47 pm

    Used to love chicken madras but now it’s a korma.


  16. User: Lana Hood

    Posted on: 20/01/2020 at 3:51 pm

    My favourite Indian dish is butter chicken.


  17. User: penny-sue wolfe

    Posted on: 20/01/2020 at 3:43 pm

    Chicken passandra


  18. User: William Donelson

    Posted on: 20/01/2020 at 3:33 pm

    Abir’s series is terrific. Must read.


  19. User: MaryMaryCulinary

    Posted on: 20/01/2020 at 3:15 pm

    My favourite Indian dish is palak paneer, or spinach with cheese.


  20. User: Daniel Smith

    Posted on: 20/01/2020 at 2:58 pm

    My local Indian has a dish called Sayed Special, a delicious hot curry with all the meats.


  21. User: MIRIAM Smith

    Posted on: 20/01/2020 at 2:56 pm

    This sounds a fabulous book and would love to read.
    My all time favourite dish (although I do love all Indian food) is King Prawn Pathia with spicy chips, onion pilau rice and garlic naan! Making me hungry just thinking about it!


  22. User: Lesley Moron-Evans

    Posted on: 20/01/2020 at 2:12 pm

    Lamb Dopiaza


  23. User: philatel

    Posted on: 20/01/2020 at 2:09 pm

    Chicken Korma and Naan Bread


  24. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 20/01/2020 at 1:57 pm

    Good old curry! Can’t beat it in cold weather!


  25. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 20/01/2020 at 1:54 pm

    Baingan Bharta, (aubergine curry).


  26. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 20/01/2020 at 1:12 pm

    I live Lamb Bhuna x