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The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall
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Jul 08, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery, india, for-book-club
Recommended to Lisa by: Valerie Welborn
Read from July 08 to 09, 2011 — I own a copy
BCID: 9988796

The Case of the Missing Servant marks a delightful debut of a new super-sleuth. The writing is witty and skillful. The pace brisk enough, but takes the time to develop some interesting points about Indian culture. The inclusion of Punjab and Hindi words was a great deal of fun, though not for my children when I decided to start using them. Nor were the thrilled with my using the characters' syntax and odd uses of English. Said I sounded like Yoda, like that is a bad thing! While the tone is cheerful thanks to the optimism of Vish Puri and the humor, Hall does not skirt some of the grave issues that must be dealt with in modern India. I could take issue with some essential writing rules, which is way I rate the book a 4, but won't since I would rather not prejudice other readers. Might just be me. This book is really great fun.

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