Indian Eyes

Our listing of sub-continentnal ops The United States was certainly not the only country to have a pulp fiction explosion. In the forties, the libraries of the Indian province of Tamil were exploding with thuppariyum kathaiga (detective stories) which were eagerly read by thousands of readers. Their adventures were serialized in such popular magazines as … Continue reading Indian Eyes

Vish Puri

Created by Tarquin Hall Possibly inspired by the phenomenal success of Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and Precious Ramotswe, British writer Tarquin Hall introduced fussy, pot-bellied VISH PURI, the head of Delhi's Most Private Investigators Ltd., in The Case of the Missing Servant (2009). Like McCall-Smith's work, the strength and charm of this book … Continue reading Vish Puri