Inspector Ghote's First Case

Inspector Ghote's First Case

Book - 2009 | 1st U.S. ed.
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A prequel to the popular series finds newly promoted Inspector Ghote examining a suicide case and becoming increasingly suspicious that the victim's husband is not telling the truth, a situation that proves increasingly compelling in the face of deceptive appearances. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

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.



Blackwell North Amer
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.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312384043
0312384041
Characteristics: 284 p. ; 22 cm.

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Mar 07, 2019

I thought it was a totally delightful book. Similar in pace (slow) and development of plot as # 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Inspector Ghote is intelligent and guileless and full of common sense. Even though I don't know much about India, the feelings of the characters, post British withdrawal, do ring true. I've had to look up many Indian expressions as "ek dum" or "ack emma" but I didn't mind, it added to the Indian flavour of the book. The denouement is very psychological but Keating had developed the character of sahib Dawkins well enough that it was believable. I'll read more from this author.

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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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