The Perfect Murder

By H. R. F. Keating
Read by Frederick Davidson

The Inspector Ghote Mysteries: Book 1

7.55 Hours 08/01/1995 unabridged
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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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Summary

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Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger in 1964

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1966 for Best Novel

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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

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Author

Author Bio: H. R. F. Keating

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English