Inspector Ghote’s Good Crusade
by H. R. F. Keating

Inspector Ghote, ‘one of the great creations of detective fiction’ (Alexander McCall Smith), investigates a high-profile murder and finds liars wherever he looks in this classic mystery with a brand-new introduction by bestselling author Vaseem Khan.

When American millionaire and philanthropist Frank Masters dies of arsenic poisoning, Inspector Ganesh Ghote of the Bombay CID takes a moment to picture himself in the papers, triumphantly solving the case. This is no ordinary murder, and he knows it will attract a great deal of attention.

But the reality of the situation soon takes over: not only does Inspector Ghote know nothing about arsenic, but the key witnesses all seem deeply unreliable. Who can he trust at the Frank Masters Foundation for the Care of Juvenile Vagrants? The chef who tells him only what he wants to hear? The acerbic Dr Diana and her shifty dispenser? Or – least appealingly – two infuriating young boys known only as Edward G. Robinson and Tarzan?

The good inspector doggedly investigates, but the more he discovers in this perplexing case, the more he despairs of ever bringing the true killer to justice . . .

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’s Good Crusade by H. R. F. Keating is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483038854th February 2020N/A208$10.99
Ebook97814483038854th February 2020N/A208£8.99
Ebook97814483038854th February 2020N/A208$6.99
Paperback978178029701924th November 2020140 X 215mm208$17.95
Paperback978178029701930th September 2020140 X 215mm208£12.99
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