The Case of the Missing Servant: Vish Puri, most private investigator by Tarquin Hall introduces Vish Puri, a most charming detective. Puri ably juggles three pressing cases. A maid servant in the home of a well-to-do Dehli lawyer is murdered. The lawyer is accused of impregnating the girl, known only as Mary, and doing away with her. Puri must use all his skills to determine what happened to this anonymous girl in a city of over twenty million. Puri reveals his astute insight into human nature as he investigates the fiance of a young woman with a protective and very suspicious grandfather. Just to add more challenge to his day, someone is taking potshots at him on the roof of his house as he enjoys his morning tea and bathes his ficus.
India itself is as much as part of the story as Puri, his team and the mysteries they solve. This novel gives you a glimpse into the world of modern Dehli with its crowded streets and poverty amidst twenty first century affluence. It is an affectionate look at Indian food, culture, outlook and eccentricities.