En smakebit på søndag #43: The Case of the Missing Servant

En smakebit på søndag er et konsept jeg har lånt av Mari på Flukten fra virkeligheten. Alt du trenger å gjøre er å slå opp i boka du leser nå og velge ut noen setninger du synes passer – uten at de avslører for mye av handlingen – før du legger dem ut på bloggen din og legger igjen ei lenke i innlegget til Mari. På denne måten kan vi klikke oss fra smakebit til smakebit, og kanskje oppdage nye skatter?

Nå leser jeg The Case of the Missing Servant av Tarquin Hall: The portly Vish Puri is India’s most accomplished detective, at least in his own estimation, and is also the hero of an irresistible new mystery series set in hot, dusty Delhi. Puri’s detective skills are old-fashioned in a Sherlock Holmesian way and a little out of sync with the tempo of the modern city, but Puri is clever and his methods work. The Case of the Missing Servant shows Puri (“Chubby” to his friends) and his wonderfully nicknamed employees (among them, Handbrake, Flush, and Handcream) hired for two investigations. The first is into the background of a man surprisingly willing to wed a woman her father considers unmarriageable, and the second is into the disappearance six months earlier of a servant to a prominent Punjabi lawyer, a young woman known only as Mary.

Snurrebarten på omslaget sier vel nok – dette dreier seg om en indisk utgave av Agatha Christies Hercule Poirot. Jeg har ikke kommet veldig langt enda, men konseptet høres lovende ut! Smakebiten er fra første side:

Still, the fifty-one-year-old detective shuddered to think what his wife would say if she found out he was eating between meals – especially ‘outside’ food that had not been prepared by her own hands (or at least by one of the servants).

16 Responses to “En smakebit på søndag #43: The Case of the Missing Servant”


  1. 1 Nina C. mars 18, 2012, kl. 01:33

    Flott smakebit:) Leser denne her også:) Liker den godt:)

  2. 2 tussi mars 18, 2012, kl. 02:59

    Høres ut som perfekt påskekrim for meg som egentlig ikke liker krim. Minner litt om Damenes detektivbyrå nr 1, eller er jeg helt på bærtur?

  3. 5 Haruhi mars 18, 2012, kl. 11:05

    Tenkte det samme som Tussi over her, krim for oss som ikke liker krim? Har sett nr 2 (?) i serien i en eller anne bokhandel, og vurderte å ta den med meg hjem; mest fordi coveret var så friskt og fint.

    • 6 Julie mars 18, 2012, kl. 21:30

      Jeg tror at dette er krim for de som liker de litt klassiske, retro Agatha Christie-type whodunnit-mysteriene. Med en dæsj indisk krydder og feelgood. 🙂

      • 7 Haruhi mars 18, 2012, kl. 22:04

        Da høres det fremdels ut som noe for meg, heldigvis. Er ikke så glad i krim, men når jeg først leser krim er det som regel godeste Christie jeg leser, og jeg har aldri noe i mot India 🙂

  4. 8 Beathe Solberg mars 18, 2012, kl. 11:34

    Fin smakebit:-))) Skal notere meg boken. Likte coveret godt:-)) Ha en strålende Søndag:-))

  5. 9 astridterese mars 18, 2012, kl. 15:42

    Det hørtes ut som en sammenblanding som både kan være morsom og spennende! Jeg noterer meg tittelen 🙂

  6. 10 siljeblomst mars 18, 2012, kl. 19:30

    Høres morsomt ut, tror det vil funke for oss som liker krim også 🙂

    God søndag 🙂

  7. 12 Isabella mars 18, 2012, kl. 20:40

    Takk for smakebiten:)Ble nyskjerrig på boken, så den er notert ned:) Ha en fin søndagskveld:)

  8. 13 Julie mars 18, 2012, kl. 21:28

    God søndag til alle dere også. 🙂

  9. 14 Silje mars 19, 2012, kl. 08:45

    Indisk krim kan jeg ikke si å ha lest før, så den bør noteres. Fikk litt påskefølelse nå da jeg tenkte på Poirot, og spesielt i kombinasjon med eksotiske reisemål:-)

  10. 15 Mari - Escape In A Book mars 20, 2012, kl. 20:14

    Jeg liker smakebiten veldig godt men om det er veldig likt Damenes d.så er det nok litt for tregt for min smak. Når det er sagt kan det jo være jeg tar skammelig feil.

  11. 16 xkake mars 21, 2012, kl. 10:00

    Et herlig omslag, og jeg likte smakebiten! : ) Indisk Hercule, veldig spennende!


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