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Abir Mukherjee – Hunted

WithAbir Mukherjee
In conversation withChris Brookmyre

At: The Portobello Bookshop

On:7th May 2024, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Abir Mukherjee – Hunted at The Portobello Bookshop

We're really looking forward to welcoming Abir Mukherjee back to the bookshop to discuss his new book, Hunted. The bestselling author of the award-winning Wyndham & Banerjee series returns with a standalone thriller not to be missed. Mukherjee will be in conversation with fellow writer Chris Brookmyre.

This event will take place in the bookshop with an in-person audience.

In-person vouchers can be redeemed on the night of the event against a single copy of Hunted – we will have a list of attendees with vouchers to be redeemed. Please note that only one voucher can be redeemed per book.

About Hunted:


It’s a week before the presidential elections when a bomb goes off in an LA shopping mall.

In London, armed police storm Heathrow Airport and arrest Sajid Khan. His daughter Aliyah entered the USA with the suicide bomber, and now she’s missing, potentially plotting another attack.

But then a woman called Carrie turns up at Sajid’s door after travelling halfway across the world. She claims Aliyah is with her son Greg, and she knows where theycould be.

Back in the US, Agent Shreya Mistry is closing in on the two fugitives. But the more she investigates, the more she realises there is more to this case than meets the eye and suspects a wider conspiracy.

Hunted by the authorities, the two parents are thrown together in a race against time to find their kids before the FBI does, and stop a catastrophe that will bring the country to its knees.

Please note: Tickets for our events are non-refundable. Professional photography and videography may take place during this event. Thank you for your understanding.


Abir Mukherjee Author

Abir Mukherjee is the bestselling author of the award-winning Wyndham & Banerjee series of crime novels set in 1920s India. He is a two-time winner of the CWA Historical Dagger and has won the Wilbur Smith Award for Adventure Writing. His books have also been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger and the HWA Gold Crown. His novels, A Rising Man and Smoke and Ashes were both selected as Waterstones Thriller of the Month. Smoke and Ashes was also chosen as one of The Times' Best Crime and Thriller novels since 1945. Abir grew up in Scotland and now lives in Surrey with his wife and two sons.

Chris Brookmyre Chair

It's over 25 years since multi-award-winning Sunday Times bestseller Chris Brookmyre’s first book, Quite Ugly One Morning, was published. Since then, he has established himself as one of the most popular crime writers in the UK. His enthusiasm for hurling himself into ex-curricular activities such as the Scotland v England Writers football, the Caledonian Challenge, Channel 5 Egg Heads, the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers (including appearances at Glastonbury), BBC Question Time and a live celebrity Mastermind with Clive Myrie (specialist subject Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is well known and means he has more to talk about than most. In a previous life Chris worked for Screen International which involved frequent trips to Los Angeles. A TV adaptation of The Cut, which also centres on the film industry, is in development with production company Highland Midge and Chris and his wife Marisa are currently writing the scripts. It was also recently longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.

The venue

The Portobello Bookshop

46 Portobello High Street
EH15 1DA

Telephone: 0131 629 6756


Wheelchair Access

We have a ramp at the front of the shop which has a ratio of 1:10 and loading capacity of 300kg, and so should be able to be used by most wheelchair users or those with mobility vehicles. The front doors are fully automated. Our shop interior is designed to allow access throughout for wheelchair users and prams, though please note there is only 700mm wide clearance to access the staff toilet.


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