7/23/2013 - Teaser Tuesdays - The Case of the Missing Servant

7/23/2013 06:10:00 PM

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along; you don't have to be a blogger! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 


My teaser this week: 

The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall
"How long has your case been going on?"  asked Puri.

"Nearly two years," replied the advocate.  "Every time I want to get a court date, I have to pay a bribe to the clerk.  But then my client feathers the judge's nest and he adjourns the case, and so it goes on and on."

- page 165, The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall  - (The Book Depository / Amazon)

Goodreads description:

Meet Vish Puri, India’s most private investigator. Portly, persistent, and unmistakably Punjabi, he cuts a determined swath 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. With his team of undercover operatives—Tubelight, Flush, and Facecream—Puri combines modern techniques with principles of detection established in India more than two thousand years ago, and reveals modern India in all its seething complexity.

I'm not actually reading this one yet (when I prepared the post, I thought I would be), but it's next on my reading list, so I opened to a random page and picked out a teaser!  (and we thought OUR legal system was long and drawn-out!)

Feel free to leave your teaser or link to it in the comments section; I find that I always end up adding to my to-buy list when I visit!


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  1. Have seen this author's name mentioned quite a bit lately. Sounds like it could be an interesting mystery. My teaser: Blue Heaven

  2. This sounds good! It's certainly a different kind of detective story than the ones we usually see.

  3. Sounds interesting! I hope you enjoy it!

  4. Haven't heard of this before. It sounds interesting.


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