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The Case of the Man who Died Laughing

The Case of the Man who Died Laughing

Author(s): Tarquin Hall

Location(s): Delhi

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): Modern



Tarquin Hall’s second novel is a great read for those interested in India, its people, and its customs. It features Vish Puri a 50 year old detective in Delhi with a large family who often features in his sleuthing. This is a murder mystery, so there is at least one body: at least one murderer: at least half-a-dozen suspects….

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“Splendid . . . Entertaining . . . Vish Puri is large, constantly hungry, a perpetual victim of Delhi’s traffic congestion, and a wonderfully engaging P.I. . . . A joy to read.” –“The...

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