Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hall

When Guru Buster Suresh Jra is murdered by what looks like an apparition of the goddess Kali during a Laughing Club meeting, Delhi private investigator Vish Puri is asked by Inspector Singh to lend a hand. Puri is concentrating on figuring out how someone would pull off this elaborate death scene, as well as hoping to debunk the public's belief that an actual goddess was involved. With help from two of his employees, Facecream and Tubelight, Puri treads lightly, since Jra's enemy, Maharaj Swami holds favor with the government and is considered a prime suspect. With humor and realism, Hall transports the reader to India in the second book of this cozy mystery series.

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