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The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing: From the Files of Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator - Tarquin Hall
The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing: From the Files of Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator
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Early one morning, on the lawn of a grand boulevard in central Delhi, the Hindu goddess Kali appears and plunges a sword into the chest of a prominent Indian scientist, who dies in a fit of giggles. Vish Puri, India’s Most Private Investigator, master of disguise and lover of all things fried and... show more
Early one morning, on the lawn of a grand boulevard in central Delhi, the Hindu goddess Kali appears and plunges a sword into the chest of a prominent Indian scientist, who dies in a fit of giggles. Vish Puri, India’s Most Private Investigator, master of disguise and lover of all things fried and spicy, doesn’t believe the murder is a supernatural occurrence and sets out to prove who really killed Dr. Suresh Jha. To get at the truth, he and his team of undercover operatives—Facecream, Tubelight, and Flush—travel from the slum where India’s hereditary magicians must be persuaded to reveal their secrets to the holy city of Haridwar on the Ganges. Stopping only to indulge his ample Punjabi appetite, Puri uncovers a network of spirituality, science, and sin unique in the annals of crime and soon finds that solving the case will require all of his earthly faculties.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781439172384 (1439172382)
ASIN: 1439172382
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Vish Puri (#2)
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Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
4.0 The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing
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 ...
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it
3.0 The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing: From the Files of Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator (Vish Puri Mysteries)
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...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
Detective story with thick Indian flavour. Not being an Indian nor having been living there I can't say how authentic the story is compared to Delhi's everyday life. It is interesting and even halfway gripping at the end (not meant to be a critic, after all you won't say christie's story to be gripp...
AmySea
AmySea rated it
There was too much going on in this book. Too many people to follow, too many mysteries to solve, too many false endings. And then, when we finally got to the actual ending, I found it to be heavy handed, clunky, and abrupt.I listened to the first Vish Puri book on audiobook, and I think that for ...
javajunco
javajunco rated it
4.0 The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing
Better than the 1st in the series, very enjoyable!
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