The case of the man who died laughing : from the files of Vish Puri, India's most private investigator. / Tarquin Hall
Fiction | Simon & Schuster | 2010 | 1st Simon & Schuster harcover ed.
Available at Adult Mystery (Call number: MYSTERY HAL) plus 1 more
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
1st Simon & Schuster harcover ed.
309 p. ; 23 cm.
Vish Puri mystery
Sequel to: The case of the missing servant.
A prominent Indian scientist dies in a fit of giggles when a Hindu goddess appears from a mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The main suspect is a powerful guru named Maharaj Swami, who seems to have done away with his most vocal critic. Vish Puri, India's Most Private Investigator, master of disguise and lover of all things fried and spicy, doesn't believe the murder is a supernatural occurrence, and proving who really killed Dr. Suresh Jha will require all the detective's earthly faculties. To get at the truth, he and his team of undercover operatives travel from the slum where India's hereditary magicians must be persuaded to reveal their secrets to the holy city of Haridwar on the Ganges.