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Inspector Ghote Hunts the Peacock (Inspector Ghote Series) Paperback – August 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: Inspector Ghote Series
  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press (August 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897331796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897331791
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.6 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,027,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

H. R. F. Keating was born at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, in 1926. He went to Merchant Taylors, leaving early to work in the engineering department of the BBC. After a period of service in the army, which he describes as 'totally undistinguished', he went to Trinity College, Dublin, where he became a scholar in modern languages. He was also the crime books reviewer for "The Times" for fifteen years. His first novel about Inspector Ghote, The Perfect Murder, won the Gold Dagger of the Crime Writers Association and an Edgar Allen Poe Special Award.

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Bombay's Inspector Ghote is sent to London for an international conference on drug smuggling. But he is immediately waylaid by distant relatives whose niece, Peacock, is missing. Wandering the slums of London in the cold drizzle, Ghote discovers flaws in his beloved and revered England, everything from racism to the tepid, bland food. Sam Dastor's theatrical achievements are revealed in the brilliance of his interpretations of everyone from the dreadful relatives to the dastardly London criminal elements. A wonderful moment occurs when Dastor's Ghote submerges his own Bombay accent to try for a posh English one. By the time Ghote finds the missing Peacock, the listener, as well as the inspector, is ready to return to the familiar heat and chaos of India. This is a splendid series, and this particular mystery, despite not being located in India, is a fine addition. B.H.B. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By The Seeker on November 29, 2012
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I'd never read HRF Keating before; was led to him through a backward link - that is, I always loved the books of James McLure, and found that Keating had McLure's The Song Dog on his list of 100 best mysteries of all time, so I bought this Keating one and 2 others. It's wonderful. While the awful taste of immediate post-Independence days is all here and still rancid, the Ghote stories overcome it and put in perspective the posturing of an uncertain post-colonial police force struggling to find its place. Meanwhile, the mystery of the Peacock itself is marvelous. What a find!

P.S. great service from this seller and from Amazon - thank you!
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