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?
Jeg leser fortsatt 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.
Smakebiten er fra side 188 i dag:
Puri and Tubelight sat together on the back seat of the Ambassador as Handbrake drove to Jaipur airport.
‘How many of your boys have you got watching Munnalal?’ asked the detective.
‘Zia and Shashi are on the job, Boss.’
‘They’re experienced enough? I don’t want anything going wrong.’
‘They’re good boys,’ said Tubelight. ‘Want me to check on this Sunrise Clinic?’
‘Make it your top priority. I want to know if that bloody Charlie took Mary there. Ask the doctors and all. They must be knowing. Could be they’ll tell us what became of her.’
‘Think she tried suicide, Boss?’