The Acclaimed Vish Puri Series
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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
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
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)
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.
The Delhi Detective’s Handbook
Vish Puri’s comprehensive guide to the ancient Indian field of investigation and its application in the modern context, including invaluable recommendations for all types of disguises and undercover aliases, operational procedures and methods of detection and observation, not overlooking useful information regarding procedures for vetting prospective brides and grooms, where to get the best street foods while conducting stake outs, and the importance of maintaining a proper moustache.
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Includes excerpts from
The Case of the Missing Servant,
The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing
The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken…
Plus 5 original recipies from Mummy-ji’s kitchen!
When I needed to find a local actor in Delhi to play Vish Puri, I called a veteran film director friend of mine. Arun assured me that finding a suitable amateur thespian wouldn’t pose a problem. “Gentlemen of that build are not hard to come by in these parts,” he said. In the event, only a few candidates came forward. The most suitable was Mr. Ashok Bajaj. His ‘manager’, who I suspect was his nephew, Read the full article…