Inspector Ghote's First Case

Inspector Ghote's First Case

Book - 2009
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From Gold and Cartier Diamond Dagger--Winner H. R. F. Keating, the long awaited prequel to the acclaimed series

Newly promoted Inspector Ghote of the Bombay Police 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, when Sir Rustom Engineer asks 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's death. Especially when he recognizes the officer in charge, Darrani, who is well known for his closed mindedness. Ghote investigates further, with a Hamlet-esque awareness of how deceiving appearances can really be.

The New York Times called Inspector Ghote "one of the great characters of the contemporary mystery novel" and H. R. F. Keating returns to his well-liked Indian detective with much energy and vision.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312384043
Characteristics: p. cm.


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Mar 07, 2010

The blurb on the cover suggests it might be possible that there could be a mystery here. After 4 chapters of description and indefinite conversations, the book hasn't even gotten that far. The only thing that is interesting is the cultural detail in post-Btitish India.


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