In the most bizarre case baffling the entire nation, Vish Puri, undertakes to find the murderer of celebrated rationalist Dr. Suresh Jha. But how even Vish Puri, the most accomplished private investigator in the entire India can solve the case when the murder is committed by an apparition of Goddess Kali in broad daylight in front of Dr. Jha’s Laughter Club Members?
I had high expectations from Tarquin Hall after The Case of the Missing Servant and he surpassed them with flying colours. The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing is an even more interesting read. Like his first book, Hall has chosen a subject that is close to the heart of modern India exposing the age old hypocrisy. Through his humour he takes direct pot shots at the so called God men and their ever increasing breed underscoring the two-facedness of today’s Indian Society that aspires to be a superpower and yet lives in the 17th century mind set.
Puri’s Mummi-ji is also busy in her own sleuthing, this time investigating the robbery of Rumpi’s (Puri’s wife) kitty party group.
Funny, entertaining, yet addressing an issue that needs serious attention The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing is my definite recommended read. I am eagerly awaiting the next Vish Puri mystery.
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