Move over Sherlock and Feluda – make way for the latest detective in Mumbai. Dipy Singh is a chilled out private eye, slightly plump, slightly balding – and with a real fondness for hot tandoori chicken and cold beer. Not a Sherlock, but a sher da baccha – here is a totally original Indian detective. He tackles the weirdest of cases – Vampires, witchcraft, godmen, etc – and comes out with the solution in his own unimitable style. You must give this a read – you will never look at a private-eye story in the same way again. A really refreshing read.
' ColoradoJim reviewed Dipy Singh. Private detective
Nice tales of a detective from India
A very good set of themed stories featuring a detective from India. The writing flows naturally and the speech patterns are great. The stories are quite varied and you really get a sense of what it must be like to live in India. You will want to look up certain Indian words that come up in the stories.
As far as detective type, the closest thing I can compare Dipy Singh to is the Lord Darcy character created by Randall Garrett in that Dipy sometimes takes cases that are supernatural or seem supernatural. He is similar to Sherlock Holmes in the sense that he has someone that writes down some of his cases. He is clearly his own man though due to his food habits and appearance.
I really do recommend this collection of stories and hopefully the author will have more stories of this detective!'