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The case of the man who died laughing

by Hall, Tarquin.

Format: Book on CD 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks CD Hall
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
 
Call Number  CD Hall
 
 
Summary

Dr. Suresh Jha, best known for unmasking fraudulent swamis and godmen, dies in a fit of giggles at his morning yoga class when goddess Kali appears from the mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The case is a first in the annals of crime, according to Vish Puri, head of Delhi's Most Private Investigators. Puri and his team of unstoppable undercover operatives must travel from Delhi's Shadipur slum, home of India's ancestral magicians, to the holy city of Haridwar on the Ganges.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Near the start of Hall's highly amusing second Vish Puri whodunit (after 2009's The Case of the Missing Servant), Dr. Suresh Jha, the founder of the DIRE (Delhi Institute of Rationalism and Education), dies while doing his morning exercises on Delhi's Rajpath with the members of his laughing club, apparently slain by Kali, the four-armed goddess of destruction. In the media frenzy that follows, Insp. Jagat Prakash Singh turns for help to Puri, a believer in miracles, who's nonetheless skeptical of this one. Puri proceeds to unravel the many complications that keep the reader on tenterhooks until the final twist. Hall has an unerring ear for the vagaries of Indian English, the Indian penchant for punning acronyms, peculiarly Indian problems ("Guests are kindly requested not to do urination in water"), and an obvious affection for India, warts and all. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series The Files of Vish Puri, India's "Most Private Investigator"
#1 - The Case of the missing servant
#2 - The Case of the man who died laughing
#3 - The Case of the deadly butter chicken
#4 - The Case of the love commandos
Subjects Private investigators -- India -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
India -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher North Kingstown, RI :BBC Audiobooks America,2010
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Dastor, Sam.
BBC Audiobooks America.
Participants/Performers Read by Sam Dastor.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
"Sound Library"--Container.
Compact disc.
Description 7 audio discs (8 hr., 27 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780792764533
0792764536
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