Abir Mukherjee: From Accountancy to Murder

We discover how it’s possible to break out of a career in accountancy to become an award-winning crime writer! Abir Mukherjee has recently been nominated for the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year for his third Sam Wyndham novel, Smoke and Ashes, set in the Raj era of India. It has also been chosen by the Sunday Times as one of the top 100 crime and thriller novels since 1945. Abir talks about the connections between Scottish and Indian culture, and how the term Masala Noir is making its mark! His book recommendation is Philip Kerr’s posthumously published book in the Bernie Gunther series, Metropolis, set in Nazi Germany. 

We also drop in on a session at last year’s Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival, held at the Golden Lion Hotel in Stirling - Abir joined Caro Ramsay and Craig Robertson under the guidance of Jonathan Whitelaw for Desert Island Crooks to pick books they would take into isolation.  


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Abir Mukherjeehttps://abirmukherjee.com/ @radiomukhers

Philip Kerrhttp://philipkerr.org/news-and-events/

Caro Ramsayhttps://www.caroramsay.com/ @CaroRamsayBooks

Craig Robertsonhttp://craigrobertsonbooks.co.uk/ @CraigRobertson_

Jonathan Whitelawhttps://www.scottishbooktrust.com/authors/jonathan-whitelaw @JDWhitelaw13

Theresa Talbothttp://www.theresatalbot.com/about  @Theresa_Talbot

Bloody Scotland International Crime Festivalhttps://bloodyscotland.com @BloodyScotland


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