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The Acclaimed Vish Puri Series

AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK, EBOOK AND AUDIO
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Praise for The Case of the Missing Servant

“The debut of what promises to be an outstanding series… The novel is dense with atmosphere, creating a delightful mix of the exotic and familiar… An excellent, delightfully humorous mystery with an unforgettable cast of characters, The Case of the Missing Servant immediately joins the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency as representing the best in international cozies.”
BOOKLIST (Starred Review)
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE CRIME BOOK

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Praise for The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing

“Vish Puri, Delhi’s epicurean “Most Private Investigator”, is trying to find out how an apparition of the goddess Kali could have stabbed a man during an open-air laughter therapy session in a crowded park. Life is complicated by a family that’s a cross-section of modern Indian society. Sweet-natured and hilarious.”FINANCIAL TIMES (Recommended in Summer Reads)
A SEATTLE TIMES NOTABLE CRIME BOOK

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Praise for The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken

“A wry whodunnit.” PEOPLE

“Hall…has a gift for conveying the rich stew of competing cultures in contemporary India with a wonderful economy of image… [He] presents a complex hero in a complex country with a great deal of history, humor, and panache.” BOOKLIST (Starred Review)

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Coming soon The Case of the Love Commandos

India’s Love Commandos rescue a young woman from a high caste family bent on marrying an untouchable student called Ram. But the young man is a no-show at the wedding. To find him, Vish Puri must travel into the badlands of rural India where the local politics are shaped by millennia-old caste prejudices. His archrival, the unethical yet capable Hari Kumar, is also after Ram, making this the most entertaining case yet for the gormandizing Punjabi detective.

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Free Vish Puri e-sampler from Amazon

Includes excerpts from
The Case of the Missing Servant,
The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing
and
The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken

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Plus 5 original recipies from Mummy-ji’s kitchen!

All Vish Puri Titles Available as Audiobooks
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Narrated by Sam Nastor

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India Through Foreign Eyes

Stimes Review

My latest review in the Sunday Times is of Sam Miller’s “A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes”. You’ll find the original here. Or here’s the text. A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through Foreign Eyes by Sam Miller Cape £18.99/ebook £9.99 pp421 Ringo Starr couldn’t stomach Indian food. In 1968 he arrived with his fellow ­Beatles at the Maharishi’s ashram in Rishikesh in northern India lugging a suitcase of Heinz baked beans. Read the full article…

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