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Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it 2 months 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 ...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 5 years ago
This book is what I wish The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency would have been. It's about an Indian detectives who solves mysteries and researches marriage partners. I love the humor in these books and how Vish Puri thinks he is like James Bond when he's not at all. Although he is a great private dete...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 6 years ago
I got an advanced copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway, sent to me straight from India. This detective story is made deeper and more poignant than the run-of-the-mill crime fiction by its theme of caste relations and sociopolitics in India. However, it manages to maintain a h...
b00k r3vi3ws
b00k r3vi3ws rated it 6 years ago
http://www.b00kr3vi3ws.in/2013/12/LoveCommandos.htmlI was surprised and happy to find out about real life ‘Love Commandos’ on the show ‘Satyameva Jayate’ hosted by Amir Khan. They operate in various parts of the country and helping out couples facing trouble from family and the society.In Tarquin Ha...
The Library Lass Booklikes Blog
The Library Lass Booklikes Blog rated it 7 years ago
I picked up a copy of The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall at my local library after hearing it referred to from several sources as similar to Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Sadly, Tarquin's first book in the Vish Puri series lacks the grace that draw me t...
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it 7 years ago
I get hungry reading Vish Puri's books. Not a bad thing but when it's the main attraction because the plot that started out as a really good idea devolves into a mumbo-jumbo of a mess, the food is what saves it and keeps me reading. So we have this professor who is murdered in broad day light by Kal...
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