By Tarquin Hall
The 1st in a detective sequence that “immediately joins the No. 1 girls’ Detective organization as representing the simplest in foreign cozies” (Booklist, starred review).
Meet Vish Puri, India’s so much inner most investigator. Portly, continual, and unmistakably Punjabi, he cuts a made up our minds swath via glossy India’s swindlers, cheats, and murderers.
In scorching and dusty Delhi, the place name facilities and department shops are altering the traditional textile of Indian existence, Puri’s major paintings comes from screening potential marriage companions, a task as soon as the protect of aunties and relations clergymen. but if a decent public litigator is accused of murdering his maidservant, it takes all of Puri’s assets to enquire. along with his staff of undercover operatives—Tubelight, Flush, and Facecream—Puri combines sleek innovations with rules of detection tested in India greater than thousand years in the past, and divulges smooth India in all its seething complexity.