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Explore Vish Puri’s India!

Screen Shot 2013-10-08 at 21.13.14The Case of the Love Commandos (Vish Puri #4) is published today and I’m marking the event by launching a new section of Vish Puri’s website, which is called Vish Puri’s India. Whether or not you already know the series, it’s a great way of finding out more about the places that Puri, his team of undercover operatives and Mummy visit, and the cultural phenomena they encounter. Click here to read about India’s wily diamond couriers, the real Love Commandos, and the country’s hereditary genealogical record keepers. You can also download delicious recipes from the Puri family kitchen. Plus there’s a Free Stuff section! For more on Puri himself and his past cases you can also visit Vishpuri.com.

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Interview with NPR’s “Crime in the City”

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.

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Case Closed

One of the most satisfying parts of the writing process is getting a finished manuscript bound. It makes the whole process feel worthwhile! I get mine done in Delhi in leather with gold emboss. The lettering’s stamped by hand and, to be honest, it’s all a bit wonky, but then that’s part of the charm. This is a bound copy of the first draft of ‘The Case of the Love Commandos’ (to be published Oct 2013), corrections and all. Something nice to pass onto the kids. Perhaps between now and then, I’ll get myself a nice old antique glass cabinet to put my growing collection in.

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Bush Shirts and Safaris Clarified

Just came across this photo while sorting through my archive.  It’s of one of the notices I found pinned to the board in the  lobby of the Delhi Gymkhana Club in 2006.  I later quoted it verbatim in Vish Puri No.1, The Case of the Missing Servant. I’m still not quite clear what a Bush shirt is. If anyone’e got any examples or know where to get one, do let me know!

A notice I cam across in the Gymkhana Club lobby, Delhi and used verbatim in The Case of the Missing Servant

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