The Case of the Man who Died Laughing

Author Tarquin Hall really knows how to set the stage in his book, "The Case of the Man who Died Laughing."  The sights and sounds of modern India are a major part of this intriguing mystery.  Private investigator Vish Puri looks into the death of Dr. Suresh Jha, well-known for unmasking fraudulent swamis and godmen.  Dr. Jha died in a fit of laughter at his morning yoga class when a vision of the goddess Kali appeared in a cloud of smoke and ran him through with a sword.  While Puri is trying to find the murderer, his wife and mother have a mystery of their own.  During one of their ladies' get-togethers, two masked bandits robbed them.  They're determined to solve the crime, without telling Puri.  The audiobook, narrated by Sam Dastor, is wonderfully entertaining.  Highly recommended, especially to readers of Alexander McCall Smiths's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.