Current Read: The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken

Just started reading this amazing book by Tarquin Hall. It’s the third from the Vish Puri series, India’s Most Private Investigator. Author Tarquin Hall is a British journalist who lives in Delhi and he has an outsider’s ability to spot the incongruities and telling detail that a local might take for granted.

From the back cover:

When the elderly father of a top Pakistani cricketer playing in the multi-million-dollar Indian Premier League dies during a post-match dinner, it’s not a simple case of Delhi Belly. His butter chicken has been poisoned. To solve the case, Puri must penetrate the region’s organized crime, following a trail that leads deep into Pakistan—the country in which many members of the P.I.’s family were massacred during the 1947 partition of India. The last piece of the puzzle, however, turns up closer to home when Puri learns of the one person who can identify the killer. Unfortunately it is the one woman in the world with whom he has sworn never to work: his Mummy-ji.

I must say it’s an enjoyable read and I love the humour. Going to the get the other two books from the series, “The Case of the Missing Servant” & “The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing” soon.



Any other Vish Puri fans out there?

Kugan Kumar

V.Kugantharan is the founder of Joy With Music, where he teaches adults and kids the joys of playing the piano. He also runs a web design agency, 504 Studios. A father of a very “opinionated” four-year-old, he divides his time between his passions — blogging, reading, music, design and books.

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