The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken written by Tarquin Hall is the third book in his popular Vish Puri mystery series. Vish Puri is a fictional character who loves playing private detective.
In this book, Puri has to solve not one, but two mysteries, one of which is rather funny - a case involving the theft of a moustache. However, the second case puts him right in the middle of a billion dollar illegal betting syndicate in India. The story begins when Puri, with his wife Rumpi and her mother, goes to watch an IPL match. Rohan Mattu, Rumpi�s nephew, is playing in the match too, which makes it special for the family. After the match, they head to Delhi Durbar restaurant to gorge on their favourite butter chicken.
At the restaurant, Rohan introduces Vish to the opposing team�s star player Kamran Khan, who has come with his family too. Coincidentally, Kamran and his family have also ordered the delicious butter chicken. However, a few bites later, Faheem Khan, Kamran�s father, drops dead on the floor. He has had the same butter chicken as Vish Puri, and Puri is still alive; which means that Faheem has been poisoned.
Out to solve the mystery behind the murder, Puri unearths shocking details of cricket-betting nexus. The story has many sub-plots too, such as Puri�s absolute hate for Pakistan, and her mother�s past that she has conveniently managed to forget until the night of the murder. Somehow, Delhi Durbar has something to do with Puri�s mother�s murky history.
The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken is a light read which has plenty of drama and action in it. The book has been published by RHUK Publications is available to buy online. The paperback edition of the book is listed with ISBN-10 number 0099561875 and ISBN-13 number of 978-0099561873.