Reading murder mysteries, if you read the right ones, can be a bit like reading National Geographic. You don't get the maps and the photographs, but you can get some good insight into how people live and how they think in other parts of the world.
Vish Puri, the creation of Tarquin Hall, is among the latest in a growing list of detectives solving murders and other crimes somewhere other than the United States and Great Britain.
Puri, who operates out of Dehli, is India's greatest private investigator - he says so himself. The man's vanity about his work is, in fact, one of his most endearing traits.
Two Vish Puri adventures have been published so far -- The Case of the Missing Servant (Simon & Schuster, 310 pp., $14 paper) and The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing (Simon & Schuster, 309 pp., $24) -- and both provide good fun.
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