Monday, February 17, 2014
Review: The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing
The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hall is a fun romp through a very strange case taken on by Vish Puri, Most Private Detective. When a laughing club experiences a strange appearance of what seems to be Kali and a group member dies, it is Vish Puri's job to get to the bottom of not only who killed the man, but to see whether the appearance was an illusion or not. Back at home, Puri's wife and mother are also on their own case, trying to find out who robbed their kitty party. Could it have been one of their own party members?
With a bit of humor and intrigue, this book is a lot like any other detective book. However, the setting of India provides a new depth to this type of novel. The author also provides a very good glossary of Indian terms in the back to better understand some of the local language. It was an enjoyable read, and I would definitely read the other books in this series.
*Reviewer received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads
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