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Inspector Ghote`s First Case

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Author: H R F Keating

Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thriller
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780749079703
Rights: UK & Comm
Pub. Date: 26th May 2008

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The long-awaited new Inspector Ghote novel From HRF Keating, recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding service to Crime Fiction.

Newly-promoted Inspector Ghote is thrilled to be granted casual leave until he takes up his post, as it allows him to spend time with his heavily pregnant wife, who is desperate to watch a showing of Hamlet at the cinema. Their plans are ruined, however, since Sir Rustom Engineer requires Ghote to investigate the suicide of his friend's wife.

Worried about his wife's imminent delivery, Ghote nevertheless travels to the home of Mr. Dawkins, where he is unconvinced by the story of Iris Dawkins' death. Especially when he recognises the officer in charge, Darrani, well-known for his close-mindedness. Ghote is determined to investigate further, with a Hamlet-esque awareness of how deceiving appearances can really be.

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'A welcome return for H.R.F Keating’s long running series hero in Inspector Ghote’s First Case…Expertly plotted, the novel shows that Keating has lost none of his skill…Ghote is a detective for all seasons. Let us hope this is the first of many returns.’Spectator

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‘Should you prefer your Indian tales of detection more whimsical and set when the Raj was a relatively recent memory, then look no further then the delicious Inspector Ghote’s First Case'.Shots

'Such an overtly un-heroic character would not be convincing were it not for Keating’s skill as a writer, portraying him with great affection.'Birmingham Post

‘This book has all the quality of gentle perceptiveness and wit that made Ghote so popular in the first place. Welcome back’Literary Review

'Comfortably familiar and enjoyable'Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph

‘Beautiful little classic(s)…The Inspector Ghote books are hard to come by now, but are quite exquisite, gentle novels that should find their place on any list of good crime fiction.’Alexander McCall Smith, News of the World

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