In a last-ditch attempt to save his son, Whitby's father forces a new investigation into the killing. The investigation leads Inspector Persis Wadia of the Bombay Police to the old colonial capital of Calcutta, where, with the help of Scotland Yard criminalist Archie Blackfinch, she uncovers a possible link to a second case, the brutal murder of an African-American G.I.

during the Calcutta Killings of 1946. Are the cases connected? And if Whitby didn't murder Mazumdar, then who did? 'Post-partition India is subtle, intriguing and dynamic; the hero, Persis, is brave, intelligent and charming; the plot is complex and rewarding.

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ISBN/EAN 9781399707602
Author Vaseem Khan
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date 10 Aug 2023
Format Hardback
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Death of a Lesser God

Can a white man receive justice in post-colonial India? Bombay, 1950 James Whitby, sentenced to death for the murder of prominent lawyer and former Quit India activist Fareed Mazumdar, is less than two weeks from a date with the gallows. 

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