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Hall, Tarquin

Overview
Works: 25 works in 216 publications in 12 languages and 7,055 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Anecdotes  Romance fiction  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PR6108.A495, 823.92
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Most widely held works about Tarquin Hall
 
Most widely held works by Tarquin Hall
The case of the missing servant : from the files of Vish Puri, India's "most private investigator" by Tarquin Hall( Book )

32 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet an unforgettable new sleuth - Vish Puri, managing director of Most Private Investigators Ltd, Delhi. Cutting a determined swathe through contemporary India's swindlers, cheats and murderers, Vish Puri has a moustache to rival Hercule Poirot's, and methods that resemble those of Sherlock Holmes
The case of the deadly butter chicken : from the files of Vish Puri, India's most private investigator by Tarquin Hall( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mustachioed sleuth Vish Puri tackles his greatest fears in a case involving the poisoning death of the elderly father of a leading Pakistani cricketer, whose demise is linked to the Indian and Pakistani mafias and the violent 1947 partition of India
The case of the man who died laughing : a Vish Puri mystery by Tarquin Hall( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prominent Indian scientist dies in a fit of giggles when a Hindu goddess appears from a mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The main suspect is a powerful guru named Maharaj Swami, who seems to have done away with his most vocal critic. Vish Puri, India's Most Private Investigator, master of disguise and lover of all things fried and spicy, doesn't believe the murder is a supernatural occurrence, and proving who really killed Dr. Suresh Jha will require all the detective's earthly faculties. To get at the truth, he and his team of undercover operatives travel from the slum where India's hereditary magicians must be persuaded to reveal their secrets to the holy city of Haridwar on the Ganges
The case of the love commandos : from the files of Vish Puri, India's most private investigator by Tarquin Hall( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Ram and Tulsi fall in love, the young woman's parents are dead set against the union. She's from a high-caste family; he's an Untouchable, from the lowest strata of Indian society. Young Tulsi's father locks her up and promises to hunt down the "loverboy dog." Fortunately, India's Love Commandos, a group of volunteers dedicated to helping mixed-caste couples, come to the rescue. But just after they liberate Tulsi, Ram is mysteriously snatched from his hiding place. The task of finding him falls to India's "Most Private Investigator". Unfortunately, Vish Puri is not having a good month. He's failed to recover a cache of stolen jewels. His wallet has been stolen and he's having to rely on his infuriating Mummy-ji to get it back. And to top it all, his archrival, suave investigator Hari Kumar, is also trying to locate Ram. To reunite the star-crossed lovers, Puri and his team of operatives must infiltrate Ram's village and navigate the caste politics shaped by millennia-old prejudices" -- Publisher description
The case of the missing servant : from the files of Vish Puri, India's "most private investigator" by Tarquin Hall( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces mustachioed Vish Puri, a respectable family man who styles himself as India's forefront private investigator and who runs background checks for prospective brides and grooms until more sensational cases take him into India's increasingly divergent communities
The case of the man who died laughing : from the files of Vish Puri, India's most private investigator by Tarquin Hall( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder is no laughing matter. Yet a prominent Indian scientist dies in a fit of giggles when a Hindu goddess appears from a mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The only one laughing now is the main suspect, a powerful guru named Maharaj Swami, who seems to have done away with his most vocal critic. Vish Puri, India's Most Private Investigator, master of disguise and lover of all things fried and spicy, doesn't believe the murder is a supernatural occurrence, and proving who really killed Dr. Suresh Jha will require all the detective's earthly faculties. To get at the truth, he and his team of undercover operatives'Facecream, Tubelight, and Flush'travel from the slum where India's hereditary magicians must be persuaded to reveal their secrets to the holy city of Haridwar on the Ganges. How did the murder weapon miraculously crumble into ash' Will Maharaj Swami have the last laugh' And perhaps more important, why is Puri's wife, Rumpi, chasing petty criminals with his Mummy-ji when she should be at home making his rotis' Stopping only to indulge his ample Punjabi appetite, Puri uncovers a web of spirituality, science, and sin unique in the annals of crime
The case of the man who died laughing by Tarquin Hall( Recording )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Suresh Jha, best known for unmasking fraudulent swamis and godmen, dies in a fit of giggles at his morning yoga class when goddess Kali appears from the mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The case is a first in the "annals of crime," according to Vish Puri, head of Delhi's Most Private Investigators. Puri and his team of unstoppable undercover operatives must travel from Delhi's Shadipur slum, home of India's ancestral magicians, to the holy city of Haridwar on the Ganges
The case of the deadly butter chicken by Tarquin Hall( Recording )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the elderly father of a top Pakistani cricketer playing in the multi-million-dollar Indian Premier League dies during a post-match dinner, it's not a simple case of Delhi Belly. His butter chicken has been poisoned. To solve the case, Puri must penetrate the region's organized crime, following a trail that leads deep into Pakistan
The case of the missing servant by Tarquin Hall( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet India's answer to Hercule Poirot: Vish Puri, a fastidious private eye with a penchant for fast food and dangerous disguises. Puri and his team of undercover operatives are investigating the missing and possibly murdered maidservant of a public litigator, but how will he track down an unknown girl in a population of more than one billion? His search will reveal modern India in all its seething complexity
The case of the love commandos : from the files of Vish Puri, India's most private investigator by Tarquin Hall( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young Indian couple--Ram and Deepa--fall in love, the young woman's parents are dead set against the union. She's from a high caste family. Her boyfriend is an Untouchable, a member of society traditionally doomed from birth to sweep the streets or worse. Deepa's father locks her up and promises to hunt down and kill the "loverboy dog." Fortunately, India's Love Commandos, a group of volunteers dedicated to assisting mixed caste couples, come to their rescue
The case of the deadly butter chicken by Tarquin Hall( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Finnish and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- The Times, When the elderly father of a top Pakistani cricketer playing in a new multimillion-dollar cricket league dies frothing at the mouth during a post-match dinner, it?s not a simple case of Delhi Belly. His butter chicken has been poisoned. To solve the case, Puri must penetrate the region?s organized crime, following a trail that leads deep into Pakistan?the country in which many members of the P.I.?s family were massacred during the 1947 partition of India. The last piece of the puzzle, however, turns up closer to home when Puri learns of the one person who can identify the killer. Unfortunately it is the one person in the world with whom he has sworn never to work: his Mummy-ji. With riotously entertaining prose, a boisterous cast of characters, and a pitch-perfect sense of place, Tarquin Hall has crafted a gripping whodunit that takes us deep into Indian history and society. He brings a hugely appealing culture to life with all its sights, sounds, smells, foods, and complexity. As the title implies, The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken In his most daring assignment yet, Vish Puri, India?s Most Private Investigator, infiltrates the dangerous world of illegal gambling to solve the murder of a high-profile Pakistani on Indian soil. Includes three mouthwatering recipes from the Vish Puri family kitchen
To the elephant graveyard by Tarquin Hall( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van een Engelse journalist van de jacht op een agressieve olifant in Assam in het noordoosten van India
From the files of Vish Puri, India's 'most private investigator' by Tarquin Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vish Puri, a private investigator. Portly, persistent and unmistakably Punjabi, he cuts a determined swathe through modern India's swindlers, cheats and murderers. In hot and dusty Delhi, where call centers and malls are changing the ancient fabric of Indian life, Puri's main work comes from screening prospective marriage partners
Salaam Brick Lane : a year in the new East End by Tarquin Hall( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He met the last of the East End Jews who, in their lifetimes, have watched their community slowly vanish, and he befriended some of the tens of thousands of Bangladeshis and asylum seekers who have replaced them. Salaam Brick Lane is a journey of discovery by an outsider in his own native city. It offers an explicit glimpse of the underbelly of London's most infamous quarter - the real-life world of Monica Ali's best-selling novel. He met the last of the East End Jews who, in their lifetimes, have watched their community slowly vanish, and he befriended some of the tens of thousands of Bangladeshis and asylum seekers who have replaced them. A gritty, hilarious and often touching memoir of a year spent living above a Bangladeshi sweatshop in the immigrant soup of London's East End After ten years living abroad, Tarquin Hall wanted to return to his native London. Lured by his nostalgia for a leafy suburb childhood spent in south-west London, he returned with his Indian-born, American fiancee in tow. Priced out of the housing market, they found themselves living not in a townhouse, oozing Victorian charm... but in a squalid attic above a Bangladeshi sweatshop on London's Brick Lane. A grimy skylight provided the only window on their new world: a filthy, noisy street where drug dealers and prostitutes peddled their wares and tramps urinated on the pavements. At night, traffic lights lit up the ceiling and police sirens wailed into the early hours. Yet, as Hall got to know Brick Lane, he discovered beneath its unlovely surface an inner world where immigrants and asylum seekers struggle to better themselves and dream of escape
Die verschwundene Dienerin ein Fall für Vish Puri by Tarquin Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo die Elefanten sterben( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le chasseur de gourous by Tarquin Hall( )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercenaries, missionaries and misfits : adventures of an under-age journalist by Tarquin Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fallet med den försvunna tjänsteflickan by Tarquin Hall( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Spectrum guide to Namibia( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The case of the missing servant : from the files of Vish Puri, India's "most private investigator"
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