A sampler from each title in Hall’s fun, exotic, mystery series, about which Andrew McCall Smith says, “These books are little gems. They are beautifully written, amusing, and intensely readable.”
An honest public litigator is accused of murdering his maidservant in The Case of the Missing Servant;the Hindu goddess Kali comes down to earth and murders a laughing scientist in The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing; and the father of the most prominent cricket player in India dies at a feast in The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken. In each of these unique, humorous mysteries, the beloved Most Private Investigator, Vish Puri, sets out to get to the bottom of these witty whodunits, with many a hiccup along the way.
Tarquin Hallis a British author and journalist who has lived and worked throughout South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. He is the author of The Case of the Missing Servant, The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing, and The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken, along with dozens of articles and three works of nonfiction, including the highly acclaimed Salaam Brick Lane, an account of a year spent living above a Bangladeshi sweatshop in London’s notorious East End. He lives in Delhi with his wife, Indian-born journalist Anu Anand, and their son.