Here are my latest book recommendations for Northwest Asian Weekly. Happy reading!
“The Case of the Missing Servant”
By Tarquin Hall
Simon & Schuster, 2010
As the founder and managing director of Most Private Investigators Ltd. in Delhi, Vish Puri makes a living by screening and investigating prospective marriage partners.
But the portly, “self-confessed master of disguise” did not receive the 1999 Super Sleuth plaque from the World Federation of Detectives by following unfaithful fiancés and digging up bad financial reports. He won the title by taking on cases that appear unsolvable or do not seem to need solving.
In “Servant,” Puri is presented with the latter when an honest public litigator from Jaipur is accused of murdering his maidservant. The local police have no doubt about the man’s guilt, but Puri digs deeper to find the truth.
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