Vish Puri
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  • 1
    The Case of the Missing Servant | Tarquin Hall

    The Case of the Missing Servant

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
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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

    Love this Food-Loving Indian Detective

    I loved the whole story about Vish Puri and his operatives - such an insight into India and how people live. The narrator Sam Dastor was excellent br..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 11 2012 by Angela (Australia)
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    The Case of the Missing Servant | Tarquin Hall

    The Case of the Missing Servant

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In hot and dusty Delhi, 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?

    Great mystery with local India color

    The narration and character voices were outstanding. I was sick while listening, and this audio book helped keep me distracted.
    The mystery itself..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 03 2012 by Brooke (Memphis, TN, United States)
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    The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing | Tarquin Hall

    The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
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    Early one morning, on the lawns of a grand boulevard in central Delhi, a group of professionals are attending their therapeutic Laughing Club when a 20-foot apparition of the Goddess Kali appears, and strikes one of their number dead.The goddess disappears without trace, and soon news of the crime has all India agog. For the victim is celebrated sceptic and rationalist Dr Suresh Jha, enemy of all gurus and mystics, and he has been silenced in a manner calculated to unnerve even his most loyal supporters.

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    The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing | Tarquin Hall

    The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Dr. Suresh Jha, best known for unmasking fraudulent swamis and godmen, dies in a fit of giggles at his morning yoga class when goddess Kali appears from the 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.

    Fun and entertaining

    This is a wonderful froth of a story with excellent narration that brings the story to life. There are no downsides. It is beautifully told with lots ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 13 2010 by Carolyn (Memphis, TN, United States)
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    The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken | Tarquin Hall

    The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
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    Vish Puri is as fond of butter chicken as the next Punjabi. And when there's plenty on offer at the Delhi Durbar hotel where he's attending an India Premier League cricket match dinner, he's the first to tuck in. Irfan Khan, father of Pakistani star cricketer Kamran Khan, can't resist either. But the creamy dish proves his undoing. After a few mouthfuls, he collapses on the floor, dead. Clearly this isn't a case of Delhi Belly. But who amongst the stars, politicians, bureaucrats, and industrialists poisoned Khan is a mystery.

    Loved this book

    This was a great listen. The narrator really made the book with his different character voices and accents. I found myself laughing aloud and will def..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 11 2013 by Sharron (Robinvale, Australia)
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    The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken: Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator, Book 3 | Tarquin Hall

    The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken: Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Delightful Delhi detective (see recipe too)

    This is the third Vish Puri detective story, but my first read in the series. I didn't feel disadvantaged by not having read the first two books. I ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 23 2012 by Maine Colonial (Maine, United States)