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The Case Of The Man Who Died Laughing

Quirky, bright and eccentric, Indian Poirot Vish Puri finds it as hard to pass up a “good murder” as go without lunch.

The Case Of The Man Who Died Laughing
The Case Of The Man Who Died Laughing
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A renowned Bunkum Buster, Dr Suresh Jha, recieves a letter threatening him with extinction for challenging people’s spiritual beliefs. He is slain as predicted in broad daylight at India Gate in front of horrified members of his Laughing Club by a grotesque 20-feet-high Kali. Classic whodunit situation that the Indian Poirot Vish Puri can’t resist. Quirky, bright and eccentric, Vish finds it as hard to pass up a “good murder” as go without lunch. How Vish manages, together with his assistants Tubelight and Facecream, to expose and nab the culprit forms the burden of this story. Along the way there are kitty-playing housewives, evocative descriptions of Shahdara and Shakurpur and characters sounding like Peter Sellers on a bad day. Goodness Gracious Me, Mr Hall! Didn’t you know English as she should be spoken is only spoken outside England these days?

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