Vish Puri
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.6 based on 156 ratings)
  • 1
    The Case of the Missing Servant | Tarquin Hall

    The Case of the Missing Servant

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    Meet Vish Puri, India's most private investigator. Portly, persistent and unmistakably Punjabi, he cuts a determined swathe through modern India's swindlers, cheats and murderers.In hot and dusty Delhi, where call centres and malls are changing the ancient fabric of Indian life, Puri's main work comes from screening prospective marriage partners, a job once the preserve of aunties and family priests

    Charming

    Fun, charming, spot-on!

    Reviewed on 11 March 2015 by L (NottinghamUnited Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing | Tarquin Hall

    The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Early one morning, on the lawns of a grand boulevard in central Delhi, a group of professionals are attending their therapeutic Laughing Club when a 20-foot apparition of the Goddess Kali appears, and strikes one of their number dead.The goddess disappears without trace, and soon news of the crime has all India agog. For the victim is celebrated sceptic and rationalist Dr Suresh Jha, enemy of all gurus and mystics, and he has been silenced in a manner calculated to unnerve even his most loyal supporters.

    Fed up with the predictable then try this series

    Great listen, unusual plots, wonderful characters, all enhanced by the narrator. The background setting adds to the interest, and they are funny as w..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 August 2016 by Jane (Cumbria, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken | Tarquin Hall

    The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Vish Puri is as fond of butter chicken as the next Punjabi. And when there's plenty on offer at the Delhi Durbar hotel where he's attending an India Premier League cricket match dinner, he's the first to tuck in. Irfan Khan, father of Pakistani star cricketer Kamran Khan, can't resist either. But the creamy dish proves his undoing. After a few mouthfuls, he collapses on the floor, dead. Clearly this isn't a case of Delhi Belly. But who amongst the stars, politicians, bureaucrats, and industrialists poisoned Khan is a mystery.

    Entrancing from start to finish

    My second Tarquin Hall/Inspector Vishpuri - and I can't wait to get on to the next. Hall has caught the flavour of India - the characters, the dialogu..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 April 2013 by N ()
  • 4
    The Case of the Love Commandos | Tarquin Hall

    The Case of the Love Commandos

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    The wonderful fourth outing for Delhi detective Vish Puri. When Ram and Tulsi fall in love, the young woman's parents are dead set against the union. She's from a high-caste family; he's an Untouchable, from the lowest strata of Indian society. Young Tulsi's father locks her up and promises to hunt down the "loverboy dog." Fortunately, India's Love Commandos, a group of volunteers dedicated to helping mixed-caste couples, come to the rescue. But just after they liberate Tulsi, Ram is mysteriously snatched from his hiding place.

    Entertaining, funny and clever

    A well woven story, beautifully narrated as always by Sam Dastor. It had enough twists and turns to keep me guessing but it wouldn't have mattered if ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 June 2015 by B Gumbrell ()