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The case of the missing servant: a Vish Puri mystery
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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
310 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Crofton Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
MYSTERY FICTION (H)
Glen Burnie Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
MYSTERY FICTION (H)
Description
Meet Vish Puri, India's most private investigator. Portly, persistent, and unmistakably Punjabi, he cuts a determined swath through modern India's swindlers, cheats, and murderers.In hot and dusty Delhi, where call centers and malls are changing the ancient fabric of Indian life, Puri's main work comes from screening prospective marriage partners, a job once the preserve of aunties and family priests.But when an honest 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 potshots at him and his prize chili plants? And why is his widowed "Mummy-ji" attempting to play sleuth when everyone knows mummies are not detectives?With his team of undercover operatives -- Tubelight, Flush, and Facecream -- Puri ingeniously combines modern techniques with principles of detection established in India more than two thousand years ago -- long before "that Johnny-come-lately" Sherlock Holmes donned his deerstalker.The search for Mary takes him to the desert oasis of Jaipur and the remote mines of Jharkhand. From Puri's well-heeled Gymkhana Club to the slums where the servant classes live, his adventures reveal modern India in all its seething complexity.
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Street Date:
0905
Language:
English
ISBN:
1416583688 (hdc.) :, 9781416583684 (hdc.) :
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hall, T. (2009). The case of the missing servant: a Vish Puri mystery. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hall, Tarquin. 2009. The Case of the Missing Servant: A Vish Puri Mystery. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hall, Tarquin, The Case of the Missing Servant: A Vish Puri Mystery. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hall, Tarquin. The Case of the Missing Servant: A Vish Puri Mystery. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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