The Case of the Love Commandos by Tarquin Hall
At the request of his colleague Facecream, Vish Puri, India’s “Most Private Investigator,” is persuaded to help the Love Commandos, an all volunteer organization who helps mixed-caste couples. When one of the young lovers is kidnapped from a safe house, the case becomes more than a family affair.
On top of star-crossed lovers, Vish copes with a particularly baffling jewelry heist, his meddlesome Mummy-ji, who is conducting an investigation of her own while on a pilgrimage to Trikuta Mountain, and his archrival Hari Kumar, detective to the “creamy layer “of Delhi. Really it is enough to drive Vish to the nearest dhaba!
This amusing series set in contemporary India is absolutely delightful. If you haven’t read them, start at the beginning with The Case of the Missing Servant.