Here’s a link to National Public Radio’s segment on the Vish Puri novels: http://www.npr.org/2013/08/28/216439130/halls-portly-p-i-peels-back-the-layers-of-delhi-society It aired on Morning Edition.
National Public Radio in the US is airing a ten minute segment on me and Vish Puri today (Thursday August 28th) at 0650 and 0850 Eastern Standard Time (that’s 1150 and 1250 GMT). I’ll be sure to post a link later in the day, but if you’re outside of the USA and want to listen as the piece goes to air, here’s the link: http://www.npr.org/programs/morning-edition/
First review for The Case of the Love Commandos and its a starred review (i.e. bloody brilliant) from Publishers Weekly in the US: ‘Thought-provoking and charming…(Hall) hasn’t lost his light touch.’ http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4516-1326-1
Published by The Times on June 15, 2013 HOW INDIA’S PULP FICTION GOT RESPECTABLE “I am like Colgate: a reliable brand name,” beams Surender Mohan Pathak over a large “peg” of acrid Indian whisky in the bar of the Delhi Press Club. The self-proclaimed grandmaster of Hindi crime fiction has written 250 novels and boasts sales of 25 million. Yet not one of the 73-year-old’s novels has ever been reviewed. The reason, he says, has little to do with the fact that he pens pulp fiction novels (many featuring anti-hero Vimal, a bank robber who invariably finds himself “playing a deadly game” against a “kingpin of the underworld”). Rather, Pathak claims, he is a victim of language bias. “Educated people […]
The brilliant Simon and Gav, otherwise known as “The Readers”, interviewed me for their Book Based Banter Book Club podcast. They discuss “The Case of the Missing Servant” (Vish Puri #1) before the interview and I think they got it spot on. You can listen here.