Inspector Ghote Goes by Train
by H. R. F. Keating

Quietly dignified Inspector Ghote, ‘one of the great creations of detective fiction’ (Alexander McCall Smith), finds himself trapped on a train with a fellow passenger who may – or may not – be the legendary confidence trickster he is travelling to collect, in this classic mystery with a brand-new introduction by bestselling author Vaseem Khan.

When Inspector Ganesh Ghote boards the train to Calcutta, he’s looking forward to spending forty hours detached from his responsibilities, but nevertheless still doing his job. He is on his way to collect legendary swindler A. K. Bhattacharya, who’s defrauded wealthy art-lovers for years, and bring him back to Bombay to stand trial.

But his peace and quiet is immediately disturbed by a chatty fellow traveller, who, Ghote soon realises, talks relentlessly but never gives anything personal away. Who is this man, who never takes off his sunglasses, and whose hair appears freshly dyed? The good inspector’s heart stops when he sees the initials on his companion’s case: A.K.B.

A. K. Bhattacharaya, the master trickster, is in prison in Calcutta, awaiting transfer under Ghote’s custody to Bombay. It would be the wildest fantasy to think he should be sitting on the train with Ghote instead.

Wouldn’t it?

Reviews

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

Booklist

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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Editions

Inspector Ghote Goes by Train by H. R. F. Keating is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483039221st January 2099N/A224$10.99
Ebook97814483039221st April 2020N/A224£8.99
Ebook97814483039221st January 2099N/A224$6.99
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