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This is an auction for THE CASE OF THE MISSING SERVANT by Tarquin Hall.

“An excellent, delightfully humorous mystery with an unforgettable cast of characters.”
- a *** starred *** review in Booklist (US)

“Speaking of sweet stuff, consider The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall. This novel is set in Delhi, where Vish Puri, founder and director of Most Private Investigators Ltd, performs discreet investigations into the backgrounds of prospective grooms, with surprising and often comic results.”
- New York Times Book Review

Amazon.com review:

"Meet Vish Puri, India's most private investigator. Portly, persistent and Punjabi, he cuts a swathe through India's swindlers, cheats and murderers. In hot and dusty Delhi, where call centres and malls are changing the fabric of Indian life, Puri's main work comes from screening prospective marriage partners. But when a public litigator is accused of murdering his maidservant, it takes all of Puri's resources to investigate. How will he trace the fate of the girl, known only as Mary, in a population of more than one billion? Who is taking pot shots at him and his chilli plants? With his team of undercover operatives - Tubelight, Flush and Facecream - Puri combines modern techniques with principles of detection established in India more than two thousand years ago -- long before 'that Johnny-come-lately' Sherlock Holmes. The search for Mary takes him to the desert oasis of Jaipur and the remote mines of Jharkhand. From his well-heeled Gymkhana Club to the slums where the servant classes live, Puri's adventures reveal modern India in all its seething complexity."

Paperback 2009.

312 pages.

A name on the flyleaf. Otherwise, very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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