Extended Audio Sample

Download The Perfect Murder Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Perfect Murder, by H. R. F. Keating Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 5 3.15 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. R. F. Keating Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Ghote Mysteries Release Date:
Regular Price: $16.95 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

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.

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


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


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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrea | 2/8/2010

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anne | 5/20/2009

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

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
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.