The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing (Vish Puri #2)
Murder is no laughing matter. Yet a prominent Indian scientist dies in a fit of giggles when a Hindu goddess appears from a mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The only one laughing now is the main suspect, a powerful guru named Maharaj Swami, who seems to have done away with his most... show more
Murder is no laughing matter.
Yet a prominent Indian scientist dies in a fit of giggles when a Hindu goddess appears from a mist and plunges a sword into his chest.
The only one laughing now is the main suspect, a powerful guru named Maharaj Swami, who seems to have done away with his most vocal critic.
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 proving who really killed Dr. Suresh Jha will require all the detective’s earthly faculties. 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.
Publish date: 2010-06-15
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
Series: Vish Puri (#2)
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...
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...
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 ...
Better than the 1st in the series, very enjoyable!
This book was a very enjoyable read, the 2nd in the Vish Puri mystery series by Tarquin Hall. Having read the first book, "The Case of the Missing Servant", I queued up this book from the library as soon as I could. In this 2nd book, a scientist who makes a living by exposing famous gurus and "god...