You can now place requests for physical library materials on this website. Be advised that items recently returned to the library may continue to appear on your account for a few days. For the safety of library customers and staff, returned materials are quarantined for a minimum of 96 hours before they are checked in. Please contact your local library for hold pickup instructions, or to ask any questions about returned items.

The case of the deadly butter chicken

by Hall, Tarquin.

Format: Book on CD 2012
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Allegheny Regional Audiovisual Collection CD Hall
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
Call Number  CD Hall
CLP - Hazelwood Audiovisual Collection CD Hall
Location  CLP - Hazelwood
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
Call Number  CD Hall
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks CD Hall
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
Call Number  CD Hall
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Hall, a British writer and journalist based in Delhi, has a gift for conveying the rich stew of competing cultures in contemporary India with a wonderful economy of image. For example, he deftly shows India at a crossroads of old and new through a cricket match, in which many of the owners are Bollywood stars; the giant screens flash British slang like STUNNER ; and the high-kicking, scantily clad cheerleaders suggest those of the Dallas Cowboys. Hall's hero, detective Vish Puri, who bills himself as India's Most Private Investigator, appears for the third time in this thoroughly engaging series. Puri is a foodie, constantly battling his diet-conscious (for Puri) wife with a series of desperate maneuvers. Hall's descriptions of the food Puri craves provide a great way of serving up the rich heritage of India. And this is a food-centered book butter chicken, served to the father of a Pakistani member of the Indian cricket team at a celebratory banquet, is the murder weapon. Puri's investigation takes him deep into the worlds of Indian and Pakistani organized crime, and into Pakistan itself, where many members of Puri's family were killed during the 1947 partition of India. Hall presents a complex hero in a complex country with a great deal of history, humor, and panache.--Fletcher, Connie Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The opening of Hall's outstanding third mystery featuring PI Vish Puri (after 2010's The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing) sets the tone nicely as Puri tinkers with the bathroom scale to prevent his wife, who refers to him as Chubby, from learning that he's gained weight. Soon after, a representative of the Moustache Organization of Punjab (MOP) asks him to find the fiend who cut off half of the record-setting long whiskers of one of its members. This case fades as he looks into a more serious matter-the poisoning of a guest at a dinner following a high-stakes cricket match. A resourceful and dogged investigator, Puri follows a twisting trail that connects with corruption in the sport and illegal gambling. Well-drawn colorful characters bolster a whodunit sure to appeal to those who enjoy a dash of humor with their crime. Agent: Christy Fletcher, Fletcher & Co. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Series 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
Subjects Private investigators -- India -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Poisoning -- Fiction.
India -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher North Kingstown, RI :AudioGO,2012
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Dastor, Sam.
AudioGO (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Sam Dastor.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 8 audio discs (9 hr., 24 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781620641866
Other Classic View