The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hall audiobook

The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing: From the Files of Vish Puri, India’s Most Private Investigator

By Tarquin Hall
Read by Sam Dastor

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Vish Puri Mysteries: Book 2

8.42 Hours Unabridged
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Dr. Suresh Jha, best known for unmasking fraudulent swamis and godmen, dies in a fit of giggles at his morning yoga class when goddess Kali appears from the mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The case is a first in the “annals of crime,” according to Vish Puri, head of Delhi’s Most Private Investigators. Puri and his team of unstoppable undercover operatives must travel from Delhi’s Shadipur slum, home of India’s ancestral magicians, to the holy city of Haridwar on the Ganges.

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Dr. Suresh Jha, best known for unmasking fraudulent swamis and godmen, dies in a fit of giggles at his morning yoga class when goddess Kali appears from the mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The case is a first in the “annals of crime,” according to Vish Puri, head of Delhi’s Most Private Investigators. Puri and his team of unstoppable undercover operatives must travel from Delhi’s Shadipur slum, home of India’s ancestral magicians, to the holy city of Haridwar on the Ganges.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hall writes amusing mysteries…[his] affectionate humor is embedded with barbs.”  New York Times Book Review
“[A] funny, entertaining novel... The characters—including members of Puri’s complicated family—are splendid, and it’s a joy to read.” Times (London)
“Delightful…Hall splendidly evokes the color and bustle of Delhi streets and the tang of contemporary India.” Seattle Times
“Warm and entertaining.” Denver Post
“Modern India, in all its colorful squalor, provides a vivid backdrop for this well-crafted whodunit.”  Buffalo News
“Hall has an unerring ear for the vagaries of Indian English, the Indian penchant for punning acronyms, peculiarly Indian problems...and an obvious affection for India, warts and all.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Narrator Sam Dastor slips in and out of Indian accents that represent all classes, castes, and personalities.…He’s hilarious as Puri’s Mummy-ji and his wife, Rumpi, attempt to solve a crime and appropriately precise as Puri himself, the man of a thousand opinions. This is the second book in a winning series.” AudioFile
“As tasty as Puri’s favorite aloo parantha.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Tarquin Hall

Author Bio: Tarquin Hall

Tarquin Hall is a writer and journalist who has lived and worked in much of South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the United States. He is the author of Mercenaries, Missionaries, and Misfits: Adventures of an Underage Journalist; To the Elephant Graveyard; Salaam Brick Lane: A Year in the New East End; and the Vish Puri series of mystery novels.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English