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The Case of the Missing Servant: From the Files of Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator (Vish Puri series Book 1) by [Hall, Tarquin]
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Book 1 of 4 in Vish Puri series (4 Book Series)

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Vish Puri, the head of Delhi's Most Private Investigators Ltd., tackles a rather prosaic domestic case in this first of a projected series, the fiction debut of British author Hall (Salaam Brick Lane). Ajay Kasliwal, a lawyer who has brought cases against corrupt government officials, retains Puri to find a maid, Mary, who has gone missing from his household. Rumor has it that Kasliwal killed Mary because he got her pregnant, and when Mary turns up dead, the authorities arrest Puri's client. While the 51-year-old married detective, who could lose some weight and is affectionately called Chubby, has a certain quirky charm, the resolution of the mystery of Mary's murder is less than satisfying. Hopefully, a future installment will go into what sounds like a more unusual matter, the Case of the Missing Polo Elephant, for which Puri won the fictional Super Sleuth award in 1999. (June)
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“Hall turns to fiction with the debut of what promises to be an outstanding series....An excellent, delightfully humorous mystery with an unforgettable cast of characters, The Case of the Missing Servant immediately joins the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency as representing the best in international cozies.”
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“Speaking of sweet stuff, consider The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall. This first novel is set in Delhi, where Vish Puri, found and director of Most Private Investigators, Ltd., performs discreet investigations into the backgrounds of prospective grooms, with surprising and often comic results.”
—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

“India, captured in all its pungent, vivid glory, fascinates almost as much as the crime itself.”
—Entertainment Weekly (A-)


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  • File Size: 436 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (June 16, 2009)
  • Publication Date: June 16, 2009
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002BDVUGW
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,831 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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