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 »e - with absolute precision. 'Don't do tension' Vishpuri exhorts at one moment. This portly private detective battles with murderers, moustache cutters, his weight, his 'mummy-ji', and all manner of life; and at the same time we learn of the terrible tie of Partition, and prejudices that still exist between India and Pakistan and, central to the plot, the corruption in gambling on cricket matches. Funny, informative, with a good story; and Sam Dastor juggles the voices with such familiarity that you really believe them. On to the next, and I can only hope Hall produces a fourth soon.
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 »it hadn't - the real highlight is the way India shines through. The characters, particularly Mummy-ji, are just a joy. I hope Vish Puri has a long life!