Thursday, June 24, 2010

Giveaway: The Case of the Missing Servant

Read this one first!
Get caught up because #2 just hit the bookstores!
2 copies available

A Vish Puri Mystery

Back in February I reviewed  The Case of the Missing Servant, a book I loved.  I ended the review by saying I was really looking forward to more adventures of the delightful Vish Puri.  Taquin Hall has granted my wish, and his publicist, Lucinda sent me not only a review copy of the new adventure The Man Who Died Laughing, but also is making two copies of Missing Servant available for a giveaway.

Here's the publishing blurb (my review is here):
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.

The Most Private Investigator novels offer a delicious combination of ingenious stories, brilliant writing, sharp wit, and a vivid, unsentimental picture of contemporary India. And from the first to the last page run an affectionate humour and intelligent ins
ights into both the subtleties of Indian culture and the mysteries of human behaviour.
So here are the rules for the giveaway: 
  1. Go read my review and Leave a comment telling me something that interested you  Include your email address (no email no win).
  2. For an extra entry, leave a separate comment telling me you're a follower (or become one and let me know).
  3. For another entry, blog about the giveaway, (sidebars are fine) and LEAVE ME THE LINK to the posting.
  4. Since I don't twitter, tweet, or FB, you can get extra entries by visiting my blog every day, and simply saying "daily entry and the date" - feel free to comment on the current post too! So if you come every day from now until the deadline, you could have up to 21 extra entries. 
  5. US and Canadian addresses only, but PO Boxes are OK.
  6. Deadline is July 15th.
Good luck! ....I'll be reviewing The Man Who Died Laughing by the end of the month.  Promise!

45 comments:

  1. I like books that take place in other countries.

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  2. I'll post this on my blog

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  3. There's a character akin to Grandma Mazur, that grabbed my attention fast.

    I'm a follower.

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  4. I like someone that can keep all their balls in the air!

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  5. This novel is a mixture of humour and mystery, the storyline is really good.

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  6. I follow by google reader.

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  7. i commented on the review and i think the characters sound great and i love the fact that it's in a different country than my own.

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  8. follow the blog

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  9. I like the fact that the reader will learn something about Indian culture.
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  10. GFC follower.
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  11. You said "Puri's office crew all have wonderfully descriptive nicknames (they call him "Boss") -Tubelight, Flush, Facecream."

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  12. I like to read mystery cozies and reading about India sounds interesting.
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  13. I'm a follower.
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  14. I guess I need to get caught up! Thanks for the chance.
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  15. daily entry-June 25
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  16. I enjoy mysteries and books from different cultures, and this fits both categories!
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  18. daily entry 7/4
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  19. Now you *know* I want to read this one because you, terible temptress Tina, have made Vish Puri sound like me, as I'd like to be! And Aunti-ji does call me "Fatso," like Mummi-ji calls Vish "Chubby."

    Too good to miss out on!

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  25. A believable detective solving a mystery in an exotic setting, I like this book already, thanks for your review!

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  27. Daily entry, dearie.

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