Friday, July 25, 2008

Old Publishing News - Tarquin Hall

I missed the original announcement about this series which is set in New Delhi and written by British journalist Tarquin Hall. The first book, The Case of the Missing Servant: A Vish Puri Mystery, is due out in May 2009.

From Publishers Weekly:
Amanda Murray at S&S has acquired U.S. rights to the first two books in a mystery series set in New Delhi and described as the Indian answer to Alexander McCall Smith's bestselling series set in Botswana. The books feature a fastidious sleuth named Vish Puri, and the first book is titled Vish Puri: The Case of the Missing Servant. Emma Parry made the deal, and rights have already been sold to McClelland & Stewart in Canada and to Hutchinson in the U.K. (via auction); to Record in Brazil and to Mondadori in Italy (via preempt). Author Tarquin Hall, who divides his time between England and India, is the author of three works of nonfiction, Salaam Brick Lane, To the Elephant Graveyard and Mercenaries, Missionaries and Misfits. S&S will publish the first book in spring 2009.
Another comparison to Alexander McCall Smith...

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