VISH PURI IS BACK! AND HE’S HUNGRIER THAN EVER!
COMING IN OCTOBER
I’m pleased to announce that my fabulous independent local bookshop, Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, is taking advance orders of the hardback edition of The Case of the Reincarnated Client for the special price of £16.99. I’ll be signing all copies ordered through Mr. B’s and numbering them as well.
You can order your copy here. Worldwide shipping available – just click on CALCULATE SHIPPING in the basket.
“A client claiming she was murdered in a past life is a novel dilemma even for Vish Puri, India’s Most Private Investigator.
When a young woman comes forward saying she’s the reincarnation of Riya Kaur, a wife and mother who vanished during the bloody 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Puri is dismissive. He’s busy enough dealing with an irate matrimonial client whose daughter is complaining about her groom’s thunderous snoring. Puri’s indomitable Mummy-ji however is adamant the client is genuine. How else could she so accurately describe under hypnosis Riya Kaur’s life and final hours?
Driven by a sense of duty – the original case was his late father’s – Puri manages to acquire the police file only to find that someone powerful has orchestrated a cover-up. Forced into an alliance with his mother that tests his beliefs and high blood pressure as never before, it’s only by delving into the past with the help of his reincarnated client that Puri can hope to unlock the truth.
“The case of the Reincarnated Client is just a wonderful crime novel – quirky, gripping, witty and wise it leaves you hungry for more.” Bill Ryan, Author of The Holy Thief
The Acclaimed Vish Puri Series
AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK, EBOOK AND AUDIO
#1 The Case of the Missing Servant
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
#2 The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing
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
#3 The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken
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)
#4 The Case of the Love Commandos
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.
The Hardback Limited Edition is Available HERE
Also Available as an Ebook From:
Free Vish Puri e-sampler from Amazon
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!
- Blood Diamond – Sunday Times
- India’s Demographic Crunch
- India Through Foreign Eyes
- Nice Interview on Indiaphile.com
- Trip Fiction LOVES Love Commandos
- Thoughtful Review of LCs
- Kashmir Gastronomical Adventure
- Time Out Delhi: “Vastly entertaining”
- Fantastic Bookgasm Love Commandos Review
- Delhi, National Geographic Traveller (UK)