The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken: Tarquin Hall

How can anyone resist this title? I would have bought this book even if I hadn’t already known this series of detective novels set in Delhi. The book’s main character is Vish Puri, India’s Most Private Investigator, who is often helped—against his wishes—by his mother (the formidable Mummy-ji) and his wife. All three characters are …

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The Riches of Al-Fahim’s Biography

Review by Lesley O’Dowd Mohammed Al-Fahim’s biography, ‘From Rags to Riches’ was first published in 1995.  By the time he wrote this illuminating story, Al-Fahim was an eminent, highly respected Emirati businessman in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. As he skilfully weaves the personal perspective of his family’s adaptation from primitive living conditions—water carried home in …

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