The Case Of The Missing Servant

Image from Tarquin Halls website.

This is the second book I have read of Tarquin Halls Indian detective Vish Puri, although it is the first in the series! Vish Puri is a rotund, determined and intelligent man with a rather large appetite for  delicious Indian delicacies, despite his doctors advice and his rather strained trousers and scales! He has a team of helpers including Facecream (mistress of disguise) and Tubelight (great observational skills), who are equally fascinating.

In the case of the missing servant, Vish Puri investigates the alleged murder of the missing maid by one of the countries leading (honest) public litigator, whilst going undercover to scrutinise the suitability of a prospective groom. As he is checking on his potted chillies a mysterious assassin (who thankfully misses) attempts to shoot him. Despite this attempt on his life Vish seems unconcerned and far more involved in his other two cases. It is left to his Mummy Ji (unbeknownst to him) to find his assassin and stop him.

I have never been to India but would like to go, and I love the evocative descriptions of the surroundings and the food. Whenever I read a book from this series I get incredibly hungry (as Vish never stops eating!), and an Indian cookery course is definitely on my list of things to do.

The characters are all well rounded (some more than other!) and the cases are all intriguing with interesting, yet believable twists. Thoroughly recommended.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “The Case Of The Missing Servant

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s