29.8.13

THE CASE OF THE MISSING SERVANT, by Tarquin Hall

Meet Vish Puri, who considers himself India's best Private Detective. You'll agree when this entrancing book is done, and you'll rush out and see if there's any more (my next trip). Author Hall has lived in India and knows the attitudes, prejudices, habits, shortcomings and delights of the sub-continent...but he doesn't rub them in your face, they just tiptoe out in front of you, charming and immersing you in this tale of murder and attempted murder, kidnapping, mayhem, cheating, conniving, lying and ultimately justice for all, one way or another. This is a fun-filled and authentic 5.