The case of the deadly butter chicken
|Format:||Book on CD 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
Vish Puri is called on to investigate when the elderly father of a top Pakistani cricketer dies during a post-match dinner due to a poisoned butter chicken. Puri must sink into the regions organized crime syndicate following a trail that leads into Pakistan. The last piece of the puzzle turns up closer to home, however, when Prui learns of the one person who can identify the killer--the one woman he swore never to work with: his Mummy-ji.
Dubbed "a wonderfully engaging PI" (London Times), Tarquin Hall's irresistible protagonist Vish Puri has become an international favorite through a series that "splendidly evokes the color and bustle of Delhi and the tang of contemporary India" (Seattle Times). Now the gormandizing, spectacularly mustachioed sleuth finds himself facing down his greatest fears in an explosive case involving the Indian and Pakistani mafias.When the elderly father of a top Pakistani cricketer playing in the multimillion-dollar Indian Premier League dies during a postmatch dinner, it's not a simple case of Delhi Belly. His butter chicken has been poisoned. To solve the case, Puri must penetrate the region's organized crime, following a trail that leads deep into Pakistan--the country in which many members of the PI's family were massacred during the 1947 partition of India. The last piece of the puzzle, however, turns up closer to home when Puri learns of the one person who can identify the killer. Unfortunately it is the one woman in the world with whom he has sworn never to work: his Mummy-ji.
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Hall, Tarquin. Vish Puri mystery.
#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
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Poisoning -- Fiction.
India -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| North Kingstown, RI :AudioGO,2012
Read by Sam Dastor.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 24 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.