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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 case is a first in the “annals of crime,” according to Vish Puri, head of Delhi’s Most Private Investigators. Puri and his team of unstoppable undercover operatives must travel from Delhi’s Shadipur slum, home of India’s ancestral magicians, to the holy city of Haridwar on the Ganges.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hall writes amusing mysteries…[his] affectionate humor is embedded with barbs.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[A] funny, entertaining novel... The characters—including members of Puri’s complicated family—are splendid, and it’s a joy to read.”

    Times (London)

  • “Delightful…Hall splendidly evokes the color and bustle of Delhi streets and the tang of contemporary India.”

    Seattle Times

  • “Warm and entertaining.”

    Denver Post

  • “Modern India, in all its colorful squalor, provides a vivid backdrop for this well-crafted whodunit.” 

    Buffalo News

  • “Hall has an unerring ear for the vagaries of Indian English, the Indian penchant for punning acronyms, peculiarly Indian problems...and an obvious affection for India, warts and all.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Narrator Sam Dastor slips in and out of Indian accents that represent all classes, castes, and personalities.…He’s hilarious as Puri’s Mummy-ji and his wife, Rumpi, attempt to solve a crime and appropriately precise as Puri himself, the man of a thousand opinions. This is the second book in a winning series.”

    AudioFile

  • “As tasty as Puri’s favorite aloo parantha.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 by NLangham | 11/1/2016

    " I am a huge fan of the Vish Puri series. "Chubbie" is a wonderfully flawed detective in Delhi. The mysteries are very good, but what I really appreciate is the colorful, corrupt, oh-so-different-from-my-world glimpse into modern life in Delhi. Also, the dialogue with all its idioms is constantly amusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 2/8/2014

    " I really enjoy this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynne Ward | 2/6/2014

    " I really like reading Tarquin Hall, - an glimpse of Indian life that I would never have had. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by marymurtz | 2/5/2014

    " Another fun read in this series. "

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