The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken

Tarquin Hall (Author)

Product Details

Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
June 04, 2013
5.6 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Tarquin Hall is a British author and journalist who has lived and worked throughout South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. He is the author of The Case of the Missing Servant, The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing, and The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken, along with dozens of articles and three works of nonfiction, including the highly acclaimed Salaam Brick Lane, an account of a year spent living above a Bangladeshi sweatshop in London's notorious East End. He lives in Delhi with his wife, Indian-born journalist Anu Anand, and their son.


"These books are little gems. They are beautifully written, amusing, and intensely readable."--Alexander McCall Smith
"Hall writes amusing mysteries. . . . [His] affectionate humor is embedded with barbs."--Marilyn Stasio "The New York Times Book Review "
"India, captured in all its pungent, vivid glory, fascinates almost as much as the crime itself."--Entertainment Weekly
"Splendid . . . Entertaining . . . Vish Puri is large, constantly hungry, a perpetual victim of Delhi's traffic congestion, and a wonderfully engaging P.I. . . . . A joy to read."--The Times (London)
"It's only a matter of time before Hollywood turns this into a movie or a TV show. . . . The three books develop nicely with each central mystery a little more complicated and dangerous than the one before. . . . It's quite possible that what has begun as fun series will become a genuinely great one."--The Huffington Post
"A wry whodunit, with recipes"--People
"Outstanding third mystery . . . Well drawn, colorful characters bolster a whodunit sure to appeal to those who enjoy a dash of humor with their crime."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A thoroughly engaging series... Hall has a gift for conveying the rich stew of competing cultures in contemporary India with a wonderful economy of image... Hall presents a complex hero in a complex country with a great deal of history, humor, and panache."--Booklist (starred review)
"Vish's third outing continues the tradition of Hall's lively franchise."--Kirkus Reviews