The Case of the Missing Servant: Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator Series, Book 1

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Series:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
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, Puri's main work comes from screening prospective marriage partners, a job once the preserve of aunties and family priests. But when an honest public litigator is accused of murdering his maidservant, it takes all of Puri's resources to investigate. How will he trace the fate of the girl, known only as Mary, in a population of more than one billion? Who is taking pot shots at him and his prize chilli plants? And why is his widowed "Mummy-ji" attempting to play sleuth when everyone knows Mummies are not detectives? With his team of undercover operatives--Tubelight, Flush, and Facecream--Puri ingeniously combines modern techniques with principles of detection established in India more than two thousand years ago - long before "that Johnny-come-lately" Sherlock Holmes donned his Deerstalker. From his well-heeled Gymkhana Club to the slums where the servant classes live, Puri's adventures reveal modern India in all its seething complexity.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780792764526
9780792767015
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 84151921-4153-2d80-6934-7228ad423284
Grouping Title case of the missing servant
Grouping Author hall tarquin
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-10-21 22:44:42PM
Last Indexed 2019-10-21 23:46:17PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Dastor, Sam.
author Hall, Tarquin.
author2-role Dastor, Sam.
author_display Hall, Tarquin
available_at_catalog Main Kids
Main Library
collection_catalog Audiobook
detailed_location_catalog Main Library - Adult Audiobook
display_description

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 centers 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. But when an honest public litigator is accused of murdering his maidservant, it takes all of Puri's resources to investigate.

How will he trace the fate of the girl, known only as Mary, in a population of more than one billion? Who is taking pot shots at him and his prize chilli plants? And why is his widowed "Mummy-ji" attempting to play sleuth when everyone knows Mummies are not detectives? With his team of undercover operatives—Tubelight, Flush, and Facecream—Puri ingeniously combines modern techniques with principles of detection established in India more than two thousand years ago, long before "that Johnny-come-lately" Sherlock Holmes donned his Deerstalker. The search for Mary takes him to the desert oasis of Jaipur and the remote mines of Jharkhand. From his well-heeled Gymkhana Club to the slums where the servant classes live, Puri's adventures reveal modern India in all its seething complexity.

format_catalog CD audio book
eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
eBook
id 84151921-4153-2d80-6934-7228ad423284
isbn 9780792764526
9780792767015
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:270af1c9-7806-4ad4-8bee-ce9c429e92c9 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Available Online
ils:CARL0000363534 35192041000559 Main Library - Adult Audiobook CD AUDIO Fiction Hall 1 false false On Shelf MN
itype_catalog
CD audio book
last_indexed 2019-10-22T04:46:17.525Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog CD AUDIO Fiction Hall
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Main Kids
Main Library
primary_isbn 9780792764526
publishDate 2009
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:270af1c9-7806-4ad4-8bee-ce9c429e92c9 eAudiobook Audio Books English Blackstone Publishing
ils:CARL0000363534 CD audio book Audio Books English BBC Audiobooks America, p2009. 8 sound discs (9 hr., 25 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:270af1c9-7806-4ad4-8bee-ce9c429e92c9 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000363534 35192041000559 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
series Vish Puri mysteries
series_with_volume Vish Puri mysteries|1
subject_facet Audiobooks
India -- Fiction
Private investigators -- India -- Fiction
title_display The Case of the Missing Servant
title_full The Case of the Missing Servant Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator Series, Book 1
The case of the missing servant [sound recording] / by Tarquin Hall
title_short The Case of the Missing Servant
title_sub Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator Series, Book 1
topic_facet Audiobooks
Fiction
Mystery
Private investigators