Filmi, Filmi, Inspector Ghote
by H. R. F. Keating

Inspector Ghote, ‘one of the great creations of detective fiction’ (Alexander McCall Smith), is plunged into the dazzling, chaotic world of Bollywood movies when the world’s most famous screen villain is murdered in this classic mystery with a brand-new introduction by bestselling author Vaseem Khan.

India’s most famous screen villain, Dhartiraj, lies dead on a Bollywood film set, his neck snapped by a falling stage light. There’s no doubt it’s murder, and Inspector Ghote of the Bombay CID, who’s thrilled to be personally assigned such a high-profile case, quickly discovers that there’s no shortage of suspects.

The fading star who Dhartiraj toppled from his place; the superstar who stole Dhartiraj’s wife, and whose mistress Dhartiraj stole in revenge; and Dhartiraj’s secret-dealing stand-in – Ghote finds he could easily make a case for each of them wanting the great Dhartiraj off the boards and into permanent retirement.

But his investigations are hindered not just by the film studio’s intimidating owner, who is determined that nothing will stand in the way of his latest film’s financial success, but by Ghote himself. For the good detective, caught up in visions of his own glittering success, finds himself desperate to solve the case in record time.


Mr Keating has created in Inspector Ghote an enchanting and engaging character

P.D. James

The Inspector Ghote books … are quite exquisite, gentle novels that should find their place on any list of good crime fiction

Alexander McCall Smith

Keating is an immensely talented author who has delighted fans for decades with his wonderfully witty Inspector Ghote


Inspector Ghote is a most appealing sleuth, a little shy and uncertain of himself, but dogged and determined when it comes to ferreting out the truth

Publishers Weekly

Mr Keating has a long-established winner in his sympathetic and lively hero

The Times

H.R.F Keating’s novels about Bombay policeman Ganesh Ghote are masterpieces of imagination

Time Magazine

H. R. F. Keating

H. R. F. Keating, known as Harry to his family and friends, was born in St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, in 1926. He was educated at Merchant Taylors School in London and Trinity College, Dublin, before training as a journalist. As well as publishing over sixty books in his lifetime, Keating was the crime fiction reviewer for The Times for fifteen years and held many prestigious roles, including Chairman of the Society of Authors and President of the Detection Club.Keating’s first novel about Inspector Ghote, The Perfect Murder, won the Gold Dagger of the Crime Writers Association and an Edgar Allen Poe Special Award, and was later made into a film by Merchant Ivory. He subsequently won many more awards, including the CWA’s Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding services to crime literature. He lived in London with his wife, the actor Sheila Mitchell, until his death in 2011, aged eighty-four.

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Filmi, Filmi, Inspector Ghote by H. R. F. Keating is available in the following formats

Ebook *97814483039461st May 2020N/A192$6.99
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