Wednesday, 15 August 2012

A Really Good Read

I am very fond of mysteries especially a series with colourful characters
and interesting locations. One such series I've just discovered is
Tarquin Hall's "Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator".

Three books have been written in this series so far. "The Case Of The
Missing Servant" is the first. Vish Puri is called to help a public litigator
clear his name of murdering a household servant girl. The second book,
"The Case Of The Man Who Died Laughing", a celebrated Indian scientist
and skeptic is murdered in a public park by the Hindu goddess Kali.  The
third book, "The Case Of The Deadly Butter Chicken" when the father of
a star Pakistani cricketer dies at a celebrity banquet from a poisoned plate
of chicken.

Set in Dehli, Puri and his team of undercover operatives (Handbrake,
Facecream, Tubelight, Elizabeth Rani, Flush) take on baffling cases with
the utmost confidence. They know how to maneuver with and around the
local police and shady characters alike.  Holding down the home front are
his devoted wife, Rumpi, and Mummy-ji, who often have their own
mysteries to solve.  The stories are filled with the sights and sounds,
the crush of people, the smells and flavours of modern India.

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