Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Book Giveaway - "The Case of the Missing Servant"

TNBBC's 7th Book Giveaway!!!!!

While attending the Book Blogger Conference this past Friday, I met a wonderful woman by the name of Lucinda. She works with Tarquin Hall, author of The Case of the Missing Servant, and it's sequel The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing.

Lucinda and I are working together to promote his upcoming release by offering
5 copies of The Case of the Missing Servant!!

Here's a little information on the book via Goodreads:
"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 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 insights into both the subtleties of Indian culture and the mysteries of human behaviour."

In order to win a copy of this novel:

1- You must post a comment to this thread including your email address so we can contact you if you win.

2- You must agree to participate in a group read book discussion between the months of June and July over at TNBBC on Goodreads. AND participate in the upcoming TNBBC author Q&A with Tarquin Hall, where you can ask him anything you would like to know about this book, or his upcoming novel The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing.

3 - You must be one of the first 5 people to comment. Yup, that's right. It's first come first serve!

This giveaway is available to residents of the US and Canada only (Sorry folks, the books are not being shipped by me), and will remain open until the 5th copy has been claimed. Upon it's close, I will email the winners and announce them here on my blog. Good Luck!!

In the meantime, please check out Tarquin Hall's Facebook page, and check out the reviews and prices on Amazon.com here and here.


  1. Hey, looks like I might be the first. I'd love to read this one and am a member on Goodreads.

    kolists a/t gmail d\t com

  2. Wow...how is it that I'm the first to respond? I thought for sure I'd be too late! I'd love a copy and to participate in the read and Q&A. I adore a good mystery and the main character sounds like fun!


  3. Sherry and Karen, you are all set to get the first two copies. Hooray! Thanks for the interest. I will send the offical email out once I get three more entries!

  4. OK - I love mysteries. I did look at the book on amazon a short time ago. It looked rather interesting. I wasn't sure if I would understand all of the cultural references to India. This would be a great opportunity to check out the Most Private Investigators, Ltd.


  5. Yay Ransomed, you will be getting the third copy!

  6. New member here... I've always enjoyed mystery/detective stories, starting with Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen as a kid. I'm not familiar with Tarquin Hall but would like to give him a chance.

    ron at scribblemonger.com

  7. I would love to win this book!

    I'll end you my contact info.

  8. 4th and 5th copies will go to Ron H and Bhumi!
    Congrats everyone. I will sending the email out soon!

  9. Ok, contest is closed - all 5 copies have been spoken for. Thank you everyone for your interest!

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  11. Folks, remember to check in next week for Tarquin's Q&A, where you can ask him questions directly!