I received the book Dipy Singh Private Detective by Ketan Joshi as a review copy from the author. This book comprises of 6 cases solved by Dipy Singh. All the stories have been written in first person as a conversation between the author and Dipy Singh.
Dipy Singh is a private detective in India who handles the strangest cases, and discusses them with me over our favourite food – tandoori chicken and cold beer.
We have worked together – (well, he worked, but we were together…at times) on many more interesting cases – tantric curses, hypnotic godmen, uncatchable thieves etc. He faces the most unusual of cases with complete cool and calm.
Not a Sherlock, but a Sher-da-baccha – the greatest ‘desi’ detective ever written.
Very funny, very Indian and very unique – this collection will leave you wanting more and more of Dipy.
Dipy Singh, or Deepinder Singh Gehlot is a self-employed, private detective. And he is good at it too. He is a normal looking person, a clean shaven Sikh of medium height and built with a slightly receding hairline, reasonably fit, nothing extraordinary. He loves beer and tandoori chicken. He meets the author in a bar, when the author is between jobs, they are chatting and the discussion turns to his line of work. He then recalls his cases.
The cases are interesting and this kept me glued to the book. The language is simple and the author’s style of writing them as a part of his conversation with Dipy Singh is a nice idea. I read one story at a time and enjoyed them all. And the best part of the book is that I can give it to my kids to read, and also to my parents as I know it is a book meant for all age groups.
Personally for me, I loved the case of the fat man.
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