The Perfect Murder: The First Inspector Ghote Mystery: The First Inspector Ghote Mystery

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Penguin Books Limited, Apr 7, 2011 - Fiction - 288 pages
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In the house of Lala Varde, a vast man of even greater influence, an attack has taken place. Varde's secretary, Mr Perfect, has been struck on his invaluable business head. And try as Inspector Ghote might to remain conscientious and methodical, his investigation is beset on all sides by cunning, disdain and corruption. And then there's the impossible theft of a single rupee to be dealt with . . .

The Perfect Murder introduced Inspector Ghote: Bombay CID's most dutiful officer, and one of the greatest, most engaging creations in all detective fiction.

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Review: The Perfect Murder (Inspector Ghote #1)

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Book is set in India. Hard to believe that the author hadn't traveled to India when writing this book. The book is more to do with the investigation then solving the mystery. Good read but Inspector Ghote is no Hercule Poirot! Read full review

Review: The Perfect Murder (Inspector Ghote #1)

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It felt like the author just kept writing stupid things down, repeating the same adjective multiple times. I didn't connect to any of the characters. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

H. R. F. Keating was born at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, in 1926. He went to Merchant Taylors, leaving early to work in the engineering department of the BBC. After a period of service in the army, which he describes as 'totally undistinguished', he went to Trinity College, Dublin, where he became a scholar in modern literature. He was also the crime books reviewer for The Times for fifteen years. His first novel about Inspector Ghote, The Perfect Murder, won the Gold Dagger of the Crime Writers Association and an Edgar Allen Poe Special Award. He lives in London with his wife, the actress Sheila Mitchell, and has three sons and a daughter.

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