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Ation beset on all sides by cunning disdain and corruption As if that's not enough he must then solve the mystery of the theft of a single rupee from the desk of another important person – the Minister o. Disappointing I read an Inspector Ghote book 10 15 years ago and really enjoyed it Over the years I got sucked into other series and lost track of this one For whatever reason it popped back into my head and I decided to start the series from the beginning However this first book didn t measure up to what I had previously read The characters were stereotypes and would have been eually at home in a sitcom I will try another book or two before I give up After all I did enjoy the book I read years ago Maybe they re better as the series develops Or maybe I m discerning now

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The Perfect Murder

What terrible luck to be investigating the perfect murder at the beginning of his career with the Bombay Police thinks Inspector Ghote First he must deal with the influential tycoon Lala Verde his investig. Very disappointed with this book There was nothing Indian about the indian inspector Ghote Read Vish Puri series by Taruin Hall and you will see the difference

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F Police Affairs and the ArtsThe Perfect Murder introduces Inspector The Perfect PDF Ghote Bombay CID's most dogged dutiful officer and one of the greatest most engaging creations in all detective fiction.. As a readable detective story this is enjoyable and uite engaging Alexander McCall Smith provides the enthusiastic introduction and one can see why because there is than a faint echo of Ghote in Mma Ramotswe They are both innocent but determined and resilient both beacons of decency in a less than decent world and both rely heavily on a slightly obscure written authority for their methodology with Mma Ramotswe s relationship with Clovis Andersen s Principles of Private Detection bearing a striking resemblance to Ghote s with Gross s Criminal Investigation The plot here is also concerned with puzzling but relatively minor crimes which all makes for an amiable read with Bombay and its characters colourfully drawnIt is this last which made me slightly uneasy about the book Keating is an Englishman who in 1964 when this book was published had never been to India I am sorry of this seems like Political Correctness Gone Mad but for him then to paint poisonous portraits of some Indians and somewhat patronising comic ones of others did worry me Even if as McCall Smith says by way of exoneration such characters exist it seems to me that it is one thing for a knowledgeable author with experience of India even if non Indian to describe them but another for a mid 1960s white Englishman to imagine them without any first hand knowledgeSoit s an amiable well written and engaging book My reservations are a personal response to wider issues around the book rather than to the book itself and I have given it four stars because I think that s what the text itself deserves If you don t share my reservations and like fairly gentle detective fiction I can recommend it


10 thoughts on “The Perfect Murder

  1. says:

    Very disappointed with this book There was nothing Indian about the indian inspector Ghote Read Vish Puri series by Taruin Hall and you will see the difference

  2. says:

    Spoiler Alert There is NO murder in The Perfect Murder Sorry about that But for all of you who might pick this up thinking that this is one of those impossible crimes or that your murder mystery actually has a murder in it I thought you ought to know I also think you ought to know that this is in my opinion far from the perfect anything story crime novel etc This is my second outing with Keating writing under his own name and I have to say

  3. says:

    I love these cute little books with foreign detectives They're so light and airy and so different than the typical American detective When I read the obituary for HRF Keating back in March I decided I wanted to read at least one of his Inspector Ghote books I discovered they're very hard to find outside a library But I finally got my hands

  4. says:

    Disappointing I read an Inspector Ghote book 10 15 years ago and really enjoyed it Over the years I got sucked into other series and lost track of this one For whatever reason it popped back into my head and I decided to start the series from the beginning However this first book didn't measure up to what I had previously read The characters were stereotypes and would have been eually at home in a sitcom I will try another book o

  5. says:

    After a 6 book attempt to get on terms with P D James Inspector Ghote came as welcome relief A human being A person involved with other people and not ashamed of it A person with so many neighbours he doesn't have time to w

  6. says:

    The Perfect Murder is the first in a series of detective novels The detective is the Indian copper Inspector Ghote of the

  7. says:

    This is not really a detective novel or police procedural It's not even a cosy It might be considered a parody of those but that's al

  8. says:

    As a readable detective story this is enjoyable and uite engaging Alexander McCall Smith provides the enthusiastic introduction and one can see why because there is than a faint echo of Ghote in Mma Ramotswe They are both innocent but determined and resilient both beacons of decency in a less than decent world and both rely heavily on a slightly obscure written authority for their methodology with Mma Ramotswe's relatio

  9. says:

    Not uite perfectThis is a light hearted crime mystery set in Bombay The hero Inspector Ghote is an attractive character warm hearted and honourable trying to do the right thing by his job and his family in a system filled with corrup

  10. says:

    I rather enjoyed this the first Inspector Ghote novel what made this detective unusual was having as his city of operations Bombay

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