The portly Vish Puri is India’s most accomplished detective, at least in his own estimation, and is also the hero of an irresistible new mystery series set in hot, dusty Delhi. Puri’s detective skills are old-fashioned in a Sherlock Holmesian way and a little out of sync with the tempo of the modern city, but Puri is clever and his methods work.

The Case of the Missing Servant shows Puri (“Chubby” to his friends) and his wonderfully nicknamed employees (among them, Handbrake, Flush, and Handcream) hired for two investigations. The first is into the background of a man surprisingly willing to wed a woman her father considers unmarriageable, and the second is into the disappearance six months earlier of a servant to a prominent Punjabi lawyer, a young woman known only as Mary.

The Most Private Investigator novels offer a delicious combination of ingenious stories, brilliant writing, sharp wit, and a vivid, unsentimental picture of contemporary India. And from the first to the last page run an affectionate humour and intelligent insights into both the subtleties of Indian culture and the mysteries of human behaviour.

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Tarquin Hall

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Series: Vish Puri

Review THE CASE OF THE MAN WHO DIED LAUGHING - Tarquin Hall
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Review THE CASE OF THE MISSING SERVANT - Tarquin Hall
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing, Tarquin Hall
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Case of the Missing Servant, Tarquin Hall
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 13, 2012
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