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Author: H. R. F. Keating Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Inspector Ghote Mysteries Release Date: December 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481557955

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It is Inspector Ghote’s bad luck to be landed with the case of the perfect murder at the start of his career with the Bombay Police. As if it were not enough to have to contend with the cunning and important tycoon Lala Varde, Ghote finds himself investigating a mysterious theft of a single rupee from the desk of yet another very important person, the Minister of Police Affairs and the Arts. “If people would only behave in a simple, reasonable, logical way,” sighs the Inspector, as he struggles through the quagmires of incompetence and corruption to solve these curious crimes.

The Perfect Murder introduced Inspector Ghote: Bombay CID’s most dutiful officer, and one of the greatest, most engaging creations in all detective fiction.

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  • “Author H. R. F. Keating has created several very clever, entertaining, and unique detectives…The main character, Lala Varde, speaks in rhyme, which Davidson portrays splendidly in an Indian accent…This audio presentation is an enhancement of the written work.”

    - AudioFile
  • “The star is Frederick Davidson…[who] captures accents naturally and fluently. He is equally capable at distinctions among characters.”

    - Booklist


  • Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger in 1964
  • Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1966 for Best Novel

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " What is it about snowy weekends that makes me want to curl up with a mystery? I don't know, but I certainly indulged this weekend. Keating is great, and Inspector Ghote was my first introduction to novels set in India. He is a treat. "

    - Andrea, 2/8/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A very different flavor ... set in Bombay, India in the first decades following independence (copyright 1964). First novel of the series about Inspector Ghote. "

    - Anne, 5/20/2009

About the Author

H. R. F. Keating (1926–2011) wrote numerous novels as well as plays and nonfiction but is perhaps most famous for the Inspector Ghote series set in India, the first of which, The Perfect Murder, won a Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award and was made into a film by Merchant & Ivory. H. R. F. Keating was the crime books’ reviewer for the Times for fifteen years. He served as chairman of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Society of Authors and in 1987 was elected president of the Detection Club. He was married to the actress Sheila Mitchell, had three sons and one daughter, and lived in London.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.