Meet Tarquin Hall, the creator of Punjabi Poirot, Vish Puri
Tarquin Hall, the author who has created detective Vish Puri, on why golgappas, as well as crime fiction, are an acquired taste.
On a misty January afternoon, in a café at the India Habitat Centre, not far from where Vish Puri, his fictional Punjabi super-sleuth has his Khan Market office, novelist Tarquin Hall quaffs at a long, black Americano. "I can’t keep my eyes open. I’ve been writing the whole day," declares the 45-year-old author, whose books place Puri, a 50-something Punjabi Poirot of sorts, into the maze that is Delhi.