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Vish Puri Book 1: The Case of the Missing Servant

AuthorTarquin Hall

NarratorSam Dastor

SeriesVish Puri, Most Private Investigator, Book 1

Duration8h 22m

CategoriesCrime, Thriller and Mysteries, Adult Fiction

PublisherRandom House Audio Go

VersionUnabridged

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Meet Vish Puri, India's most private investigator. Portly, persistent and unmistakably Punjabi, he cuts a determined swathe through modern India's swindlers, cheats and murderers. In hot and dusty Delhi, where call centres and malls are changing the ancient fabric of Indian life, Puri's main work comes from screening prospective marriage partners, a job once the preserve of aunties and family priests. But when an honest public litigator is accused of murdering his maidservant, it takes all of Puri's resources to investigate. How will he trace the fate of the girl, known only as Mary, in a population of more than one billion? Who is taking pot shots at him and his prize chilli plants? And why is his widowed 'Mummy-ji' attempting to play sleuth when everyone knows Mummies are not detectives?

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Sue 6 Dec 2020

Another really enjoyable listen

After listening to the first Baby Ganesh book and enjoying it immensely, I spotted this - another whodunnit set in India - and thought I would give it a go. This proved equally as enjoyable as the lovely Inspector Chopra and his delightful baby elephant. The case was full of twists and turns, and the main character, Vish Puri (affectionately known as Chubby) is most engaging, with some endearing mannerisms which made me think of an Indian version of the great Hercule Poirot! The supporting cast of characters is equally enjoyable. The gentle humour is something to enjoy and appreciate also. The narration is excellent, and I very much enjoy learning more about the history and culture of India through the medium of books such as this. I shall certainly look out for further entries in this series!

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