Inspector Ghote's First Case

Inspector Ghote s First Case Newly promoted Inspector Ghote 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

Newly promoted Inspector Ghote 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, since Sir Rustom Engineer requires Ghote to investigate the suicide of his friend s wife Worried about his wife s immNewly promoted Inspector Ghote 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, since Sir Rustom Engineer requires 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 death Especially when he recognises the officer in charge, Darrani, well known for his close mindedness Ghote is determined to investigate further, with a Hamlet esque awareness of how deceiving appearances can really be

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Inspector Ghote's First Case

  1. Henry Reymond Fitzwalter Keating was an English writer of crime fiction most notable for his series of novels featuring Inspector Ghote of the Bombay CID.H R F KEATING was well versed in the worlds of crime, fiction and nonfiction He was the crime books reviewer for The Times for fifteen years, as well as serving as the chairman of the Crime Writers Association and the Society of Authors He won the CWA Gold Dagger Award twice, and in 1996 was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding service to crime fiction.Series Inspector Ghote Harriet MartensSeries contributed to Malice Domestic Perfectly Criminal

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  1. This is the 25th and probably last of the Inspector Ghote police inspector novels As the title implies this is a prequel when the determined Inspector is first jumped up in rank so that he can be assigned to a special case as a favor to a high up government member As always, Inspector Ghote is determined, relentless, honest, decent and put upon Also he is as usual in amusing conflict with his outspoken wife who in this book is pregnant with their first child A puzzling case with a very interesti [...]


  2. The prequel Sam Dastor reads HRF Keating s mystery.3 Inspector Ghote s Good Crusade Inspector Ghote, 2 3 The Murder of the Maharajah Inspector Ghote, 12 2 Inspector Ghote s First Case Inspector Ghote, 25


  3. What a fun book I listened to it on tape and I think that added to the pleasure because it s set in India and read by a native Inspector Ghote is a loveable inspector forced to investigate a white man s claim that his wife committed suicide And he figures it out and then has to report his findings It reminds me of a Miss Marple story a little just fun to listen to and no foul language



  4. The 24th detective novel in this series also the next to last it came out in 2008 and Keating died in 2011 , this is actually a prequel to the others It tells about the first case that this Bombay policeman encountered upon his promotion from Assistant Inspector to Inspector, way back in the late 1950 s or early 60 s Young Ghote s wife is in the latter stages of pregnancy but unfortunately for the rookie Inspector, a retired high police official sends him off into the distant countryside to inve [...]


  5. Inspector Ghote s First Case An Inspector Ghote Mystery is the prequel to the Inspector Ghote series that consists of twenty six novels.The year is 1960 Ganesh Ghote has just received a letter notifying him of his promotion to Detection of Crime Branch Inspector The promotion has been long over due In celebration of his promotion, Ghote and his pregnant wife plan a night out to see the Hamlet at the cinema They never make it to the showing Inspector Ghote receives a written message from his boss [...]


  6. Inspector Ghote s First Case An Inspector Ghote Mystery is the prequel to the Inspector Ghote series that consists of twenty six novels The year is 1960 Ganesh Ghote has just received a letter notifying him of his promotion to Detection of Crime Branch Inspector The promotion has been long over due In celebration of his promotion, Ghote and his pregnant wife plan a night out to see the Hamlet at the cinema They never make it to the showing Inspector Ghote receives a written message from his boss [...]


  7. This is the prequel for H.R.F Keating s Inspector Ghote series I found it a very refreshing mystery to read Inspector Ghote, as you might tell by his name, lives and works in India He lives in Bombay, India some years after India has gained independence from Great Britain At the start of this story he has just been promoted to an actual Inspector rank and receives his first case His wife is pregnant with their first child and Inspector Ghote finds himself torn between his two worlds his new posi [...]


  8. I thought this book looked interesting I had never read any in the series in fact I had not heard of the series until recently A mystery series set in India sounds good, I thought The style has some similarities to the 1 ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith, but is not as good Each of the respective detectives has their mentor, Precious Ramotswe has Clovis Anderson, and Ghote has Hans Gross But after a while the similarity ends I felt that while Smith treats Precious as a rea [...]


  9. I d give it 3 1 2, if that were possible In this prequel to his Inspector Ghote series, Keating has the advantage of working with characters that had been fully developed over many years, with the result that the characterization of both Ghote and his wife is the centerpiece of the novel However, the mystery is rather thin the solution is obvious about a third of the way into the book It s frankly unbelievable that Ghote does not see it, regardless of how inexperienced he is at this stage, and w [...]


  10. I had enjoyed the Inspector Ghote series though I did feel that the last books were not as good as the earlier ones I also found that as HRF Keating s series featuring Harriet Martens progressed that her thought processes and even to a small extent her speech patterns were becoming and like Inspector Ghote so I stopped reading them It has been a few years since I had read anything by HRF Keating but when I saw this recently written prequel in the library I thought I would give it a try Inspect [...]


  11. The newly promoted Ganesh Ghote should have a few weeks off, which he s planning on spending in Bombay with his pregnant wife But an important, retired policeman asks him to travel to the hill station of Mahableshwar to learn why an Englishwoman committed suicide Iris Dawkins died several weeks ago, but her husband, a retired sahib, is still trying to understand the tragedy Unfortunately, the policeman in charge of the local station is Ghote s bete noir from his training days.


  12. This was a mystery set in India a few decades after Independence The story was relatively intriguing, and the relationships between Indians and Britons felt spot on, but I found it incredibly tedious to read No one ever came straight to the point, which I guess might be authentic, but still I won t read any Inspector Ghote books.


  13. Nice, very very much like the earlier books The who dun it is a minor part of the story, since there are not a lot of suspects The story lies in how Ganesh Ghote develops a body of evidence that will permit arresting the prime suspect Ghote is a likable character I love the series and the Indian accents, atmosphere, and history If you re not into that, .


  14. Another author who has written lots of books that I haven t read yet Yahoo This heart warming tale of a detective in India who is going to be a first time father and who wants to please both his somewhat demanding wife and his superiors in the police department while trying to solve his first challenging case as a detective is charming I loved it


  15. I have heard good things about this series, so decided to give it a try I really enjoyed this one, so I plan to track down the order of the books and read a few It was another good alternative to the violent Easy Rawlins stories I m reading.



  16. As stated in other reviews, I enjoyed all the Inspector Ghote books This is not quite as good as previous ones, but still 5 to me.




  17. MCL Light read Favorite line A pregnant woman is deserving, not just of respect but of care, utmost care Her mind is not always and always in her perfect control.



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