This murder mystery comedy is a great summer novel! In New Delhi, the perennial battle between superstition and rationalism claims another victim. Enter private detective Vish Puri, the Indian Poirot. An unlikely hero, the pot-bellied Puri navigates the slippery terrains of Indian society with a bagful of tried and tested tricks. Encounter all manner of Indian eccentricities, from laughing clubs and charlatan gurus to the Indian penchant for nonsense nicknames (Tea Cup? Door Stop?). Tarquin Hall captures the sights, sounds and quirks of India with obvious affection, and made an endearing and unexpected mystery out of it.