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The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken par [Hall, Tarquin]
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"This book is written with a wry sense of humour and a light touch . . . The author perfectly captures the cadences of Anglo-Indian English and the glossary of Indian terms at the back of the book is invaluable. This is the third in the Vish Puri series of books and I eagerly await the fourth." (Crime Review)

"The Punjabi Poirot is dogged by calamities in this comic tale" (Woman)

"Outstanding third mystery . . . Well drawn, colorful characters bolster a whodunit sure to appeal to those who enjoy a dash of humor with their crime." (Publishers Weekly)

"This lovely series is a great example of crime fiction functioning as a foreign holiday for the armchair traveler. Hall’s readers become happily immersed in the glorious rhythms and neologism of ‘Dilli’ language, while the cuisine is so well described you can almost smell it." (Morning Star)

"I love Hall’s blend of inventive plot and Ealing-Comedy eccentricity." (Saga magazine)

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Vish Puri is as fond of butter chicken as the next Punjabi. And when there's plenty on offer at the Delhi Durbar hotel where he's attending an India Premier League cricket match dinner, he's the first to tuck in. Irfan Khan, father of Pakistani star cricketer Kamran Khan, can't resist either. But the creamy dish proves his undoing. After a few mouthfuls, he collapses on the floor, dead.

Clearly this isn't a case of Delhi Belly.

But who amongst the Bollywood stars, politicians, bureaucrats and industrialists poisoned Khan is a mystery. And with the capital's police chief proving as incompetent as ever, it falls to Most Private Investigators to find out the truth.

Puri is soon able to link Khan to a bald bookie called Full Moon and all the clues point to the involvement of a gambling syndicate that controls the illegal billion dollar betting industry.
The answers seem to lie in Surat, the diamond cutting and polishing capital of the world (where Puri's chief undercover operative Tubelight meets his match) and across the border in Pakistan, Puri's nemesis, the one country where he has sworn never to set foot.

Or do they? A certain determined, grey-haired lady with a unique insight into the murder believes that the portly detective is barking up 'a wrong tree.'

Is Mummy-ji right?Is there more to the murder than meets the eye? And why, to make life even more complicated for Vish Puri, has someone tried to steal the longest moustache in the world - from right under the nose of its owner? Literally.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 370 pages
  • Editeur : Cornerstone Digital (5 juillet 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B008DTY8DK
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A good indian yarn... Even for those who, like me, know nothing about cricket... Also, another strong example of the appalling mess colonialism leaves behind, in this instance the Indo-Pakistani war, with women, as usual, being the innocent victims.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The most delicious of the Vish Puri series thus far 16 juillet 2012
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Tarquin Hall's masala creation - the quintessential Punabi Delhiite Vish Puri aka "chubby", a detective with a fun family and a delightful ensemble of staff helpers - is back. This time, Hall selects a mystery set on no less than Cricket match fixing, trading of blood diamonds, and a back-drop of the bloody India-Pakistan partition in 1947. Mummy-ji, Vish Puri's aged mother, features doing her best sleuth work thus far, despite the detective's belief that "mummies are not detectives".

Hall once again manages to masterfully capture the nuances of an Indian life in general, and that of Delhi particular. As a Delhiite myself, I am always surprised by his deep understanding of the city's subculture, and knowledge of the best and the worst that the city offers. He certainly has a keen ear for the colloquial "Indian" English, with sentences missing articles and verbs at their end (e.g. "hunger is there"), making his books a delightful hilarious read. In this particular book, the accounts of contemporary cricket on the Inidan subcontinent, and of the partition in 1947, are particularly interesting. The long descriptions of the food always leaves one with longing, and the book provides some recipes in the end (I found this amusing). Some part of the mystery were "out there" (e.g.: a bloody assasination and chase at a farm house party), but overall, it was fun.

A big thank you again to the author for writing this fun read, and hopefully we won't have to wait too long for the next addition to this Delhi-detective series.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 VIsh Puri - Way more fun than Sherlock Holmes 13 décembre 2012
Par Mary L. Barnich - Publié sur
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Tarquin Hall scores again. What a great book with many laugh-out-loud moments! This is the latest and best of his three-part series on the great Indian detective Vish Puri, head of India's most trusted detective agency. The "Chubby," as he is known to his childhood pals, detective battles his weight behind the scenes, scarfing up something wonderful-sounding at every stop, even fixing his home scales so it won't reflect his errant ways. Puri's self-given names for his own Delhi Baker Street Irregulars never cease to amuse: Tubelight, Chanel #5, Face Cream. The detective has a whole new cast, or caste, to name. But what makes this the best Tarquin Hall yet was the recurring involvement of Mummi-ji, his mother, who gets caught up with the action in almost every case. In this book, her involvement is more than meddling as we read about the partition of Pakistan and Indian in 1947 and learn the heart-breaking tale of the thousands of women who were kidnapped and kept on "the other side," by both the Indians and the Pakis. As usual, Hall includes the glossary at the back so you can learn a little street-Indian as you go. And, as an added attraction, the Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken includes Hall's recipe for, what else, Butter Chicken. I work with many Indians in the IT industry and enjoyed the closeness with their home that this wonderful book gave me. It was a great delight and I recommend it as a gift for any reader. It was an intriguing story, but an even better introduction to a country that is a great mystery to most of us.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Delightful Mystery 20 avril 2017
Par kindlefan - Publié sur
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Vish Puri gets caught up in a murder and cricket fixing case when a teammate of his nephew's father ends up dead. The biggest problem is he will have to go to Pakistan to follow up on some clues and his weight has not gone down even though the doctor and his wife put him on a diet.

Delightful mystery. Shows a lot of Indian culture and family relationships. Made me laugh in places.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 this book makes for a good read. A lot of the book is thronged ... 30 novembre 2015
Par Dimmy - Publié sur
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If you are up to it with Indian history, this book makes for a good read. A lot of the book is thronged in history. And a lot of it is clouted in modernism as well. To that end it is a good mixture of the old and the new.
The cricket matches which are the opium of the Indian masses is the basis of the story and a murder is set in the background of one of these cricket matches. Descriptions of what happens at cricket matches are vivid and I should say, accurate.
A visit to Pakistan, the land of Vish Puri's ancestors, makes for interesting reading.
As usual the book is moralistic without truly sounding preachy. It encourages Indo Pak unity and dialogue rather than political vendetta.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Fun books as audio books, too! 12 septembre 2014
Par C. Lewis - Publié sur
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After listening to the first two audio books, I could not wait to get my hands on this one. It did not disappoint. In fact, it was even better than the first two. I love the family and intertwining plots. Each book weaves a slightly more complex set of cases than the previous one, but the characters are funny, consistent and endearing. The narrator, Dastor, has narrated all three books, and his accents make the story easier to follow. Because I am listening to it, I am unfamiliar with some of the terms, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying them. At a certain point in listening to this audio book, I wondered if it was offensive, so I asked an Indian friend to listen to the first one (the Missing Servant), and she didn't think it was. In fact, she also borrowed the second one! I am now on Love Commandos, and it is EXCELLENT so far, as well. I hope Hall continues turning out these stories for some time to come.
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