Go West, Inspector Ghote
by H. R. F. Keating

When the only daughter of a wealthy Indian newspaper magnate drops out of her Californian college and joins an ashram, hard-working Inspector Ghote, ‘one of the great creations of detective fiction’ (Alexander McCall Smith), is sent to California to persuade her to return to Bombay, in this classic mystery with a brand-new introduction by bestselling author Vaseem Khan.

Wealthy Indian newspaper magnate Ranjee Shahani has a problem. His daughter Nirmala, who he sent to California to finish her education before her upcoming arranged marriage, has dropped out of college. Not only that, but she has joined an ashram near Los Angeles and emptied her bank account. Unsure how to proceed, Mr Shahani turns to his good friend the Minister for Police for help.

Hard-working, self-effacing Inspector Ghote of the Bombay CID is dismayed to find that instead of spending his upcoming holiday with his wife, he’s being sent to Los Angeles to wrest Ranjee Shahani’s daughter from an ashram – and from the clutches of its famous leader, the Swami With No Name. Assisted by a boastful, patronising private detective hired by Mr Shahani, Ghote attempts to persuade Nirmala to return with him to Bombay. But before he can win her trust, events take an unexpectedly deadly turn . . .


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

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