The Case of the Missing Servant
Publish date: May 26th 2009
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Vish Puri (#1)
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...
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 ...
Let's begin with an example of the book – and the author – in action (and modern Delhi in action!), something typical to get a feel of the book, the author and the place. Not to mention the protagonist, one Vish Puri, "India's most private investigator". Here he is off to meet a contact at the Gol...
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...
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...
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