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Tarquin Hall
Tarquin Hall is the author of the Vish Puri mysteries, set in India. The first in the series, 'The Case of the Missing Servant', was named by the New York Times as a Notable Crime Book and given starred reviews by Kirkus, Library Journal and Booklist. Hall divides his times between London and... show more
Tarquin Hall is the author of the Vish Puri mysteries, set in India. The first in the series, 'The Case of the Missing Servant', was named by the New York Times as a Notable Crime Book and given starred reviews by Kirkus, Library Journal and Booklist. Hall divides his times between London and Delhi with his wife, Indian-born journalist Anu Anand, and their young son.
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Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it 3 weeks ago
I actually laughed out loud reading this! I love, love, love the indubitable detective Vish Puri and the indomitable Mummi-ji, along with the rest of the zany cast of characters that made this book (and all the others in the series) so much fun to read, and every time I read one of these books, I ge...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 2 years ago
My spouse thought I should read this book. It was a dead-tree book, but interesting, none the less. The interest in this book is that it is written about an Indian private detective, i.e. a private detective living in the country of India. Which is to say, this book is not at all like the books abou...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it 4 years ago
The basic premise here is that the goddess Kali appears out of nowhere and kills a prominent scientist right out in the open in front of several eyewitnesses who even have a video to use as proof of the supernatural. It's up to Vish to determine whether this is murder or truly an act of an avenging ...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it 4 years ago
I'm smitten by Vish Puri of the Most Private Investigators, and this is the kind of enjoyable cozy mystery that got me reading cozies in the first place. The Indian Sherlock Holmes, Vish Puri is intelligent and thorough, but also affable and compassionate. He's the kind of detective who's personal m...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 4 years ago
Vish Puri is 50ish, pudgy (if not worse), culturally conservative, and easily impressed with himself. And, seemingly, a pretty decent Private Investigator. Unlike most P.I.'s in fiction, he's not a lone wolf -- and he doesn't have one hyperviolent friend to back him up. He has a team -- working for ...
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