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    • The Perfect Murder

    • By: H.R.F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 14

    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, for in this most baffling of crimes there is the cunning and important tycoon Lala Varde to contend with. And as if this were not enough, he finds himself having to investigate the mysterious theft of one rupee from the desk of yet another Very Important Person, the Minister of Police Affairs and the Arts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Inspector Ghote novel

    • By Anne on 06-03-06

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Murder of the Maharajah

    • By: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    A princely state in India, 1930, under the British Raj. To Bhopore and its opulent Summer Palace comes a handful of Western visitors to meet the outrageous Maharajah and his entourage. There they meet the Maharajah's heir, the sensual Porgy, and his English chorus-girl mistress. They meet the enigmatic chief minister, and the aloof British Resident, with his dignified little nine-year-old son. And before long they also meet sudden death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Murder of the Maharajah

    • By Carol on 05-19-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Good Detective

    • By: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A case from his past is about to ruin Assistant Chief Constable Ned French's career. Heather Jonas, forced into a false confession to murder after a harrowing late-night interview session with French, has now served 15 years of her 20-year sentence. In all that time she's never appealed against her lot; but now, someone else has confessed, and a citizen's rights campaigner is determined to get to the truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The power of the human voice!

    • By Suzanne on 10-05-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Inspector Ghote's Good Crusade

    • By: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    This was no ordinary murder, for the victim was Frank Masters, millionaire and philanthropist. The case was bound to attract much public attention. But Inspector Ghote finds that his demands for evidence are met with nothing but lies and evasions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A time when refrigerators cost 1.000 Rps

    • By A.K. on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $16.52

    • The Murder of the Maharajah

    • By: H. R.F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A princely state in India, 1930, under the British raj. To Bhopore and its opulent Summer Palace comes a handful of Western visitors to meet the outrageous Maharajah and his entourage. There they meet the Maharajah's heir, the sensual Porgy, and his English chorus-girl mistress. They meet the enigmatic chief minister--and the aloof British resident, with his dignified little nine-year-old son. And before long they also meet sudden death....

    Regular price: $19.77

    • Inspector Ghote Hunts the Peacock

    • By: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Inspector Ghote comes to London. The Indian police inspector is to attend an international conference on drug smuggling, and in cold, drizzling London he is faced with his first case outside India - and it's a very odd case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed the book and narrator

    • By Leslie on 06-29-10

    Regular price: $21.36

    • The Good Detective

    • By: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A case from his past is about to ruin Assistant Chief Constable Ned French's career. Heather Jonas, forced into a false confession to murder after a harrowing late-night interview session with French, has now served 15 years of her 20-year sentence. In all that time she's never appealed against her lot; but now, someone else has confessed, and a citizen's rights campaigner is determined to get to the truth.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Inspector Ghote Caught in Meshes

    • By: H.R.F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    An American visitor to India is killed on the road from Bombay to Poona. Called in to investigate the murder, Inspector Ghote soon makes the acquaintance of the victim's brother, Professor Gregory Strongbow. But the professor is both stubborn and evasive, refusing to tell Ghote what he knows about the events leading up to Hector's death. Soon Ghote finds his own life in danger, as he is faced with a conspiracy that reaches to the very highest levels of Indian politics... This is the third book in the hugely popular 'Inspector Ghote' series from H.R.F. Keating.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A long-time fan of Inspector Ghote

    • By W. Mahoney on 08-07-16

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Murder in the Rough

    • Original Tales of Bad Shots, Terrible Lies, and Other Deadly Handicaps from Today's Great Writers
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, and others
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Cummings
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This the fourth title in a sports mystery series edited by Otto Penzler. Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, HRF Keating, Ian Rankin and many others deliver up an ace anthology of original short stories that mix murder and mystery on the fairway. This collection is sure to appeal to sports fans and those eager to read stories by the most celebrated authors in the mystery genre.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Jeffrey Cummings’s narration ruins great stories

    • By pigletbunny on 10-12-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Filmi, Filmi, Inspector Ghote

    • By: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A grisly murder has plunged Bollywood, the film capital of India, into chaos. Ghote gets so caught up with giving an Academy Award-winning performance as a sleuth that the curtain almost comes down on his own life.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Inspector Ghote's First Case

    • By: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Newly promoted Inspector Ghote is thrilled to be granted casual leave until he takes up his post, as it allows him to spend time with his heavily pregnant wife, who is desperate to watch a showing of Hamlet at the cinema. Their plans are ruined, however, since Sir Rustom Engineer requires Ghote to investigate the suicide of his friend's wife. Worried about his wife's imminent delivery, Ghote nevertheless travels to the home of Mr. Dawkins, where he is unconvinced by the story of Iris Dawkins' death.

    Regular price: $18.95

    • Inspector Ghote Plays a Joker

    • By: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Inspector Ghote embarks on one of his strangest cases when he is ordered to prevent a murder - the killing of a precious flamingo in the Bombay zoo.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another fun ghote mystery

    • By Dora B carson on 06-03-15

    Regular price: $20.43

    • Inspector Ghote Breaks an Egg

    • By: H.R.F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    In a small, provincial town in the heart of India, a politician’s wife has done her husband’s career a great service, by dying under suspicious circumstances. That the corpse and the trail have been cold for fifteen years hasn’t saved Inspector Ghote of the Bombay CID from being sent to investigate. But what chance does he have when his chief suspect is so powerful, when the whole district is against him, and when a holy man is fasting to the death to protest his prying?

    Regular price: $19.97

    • Inspector Ghote Draws a Line

    • By: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Sent to a remote part of India to find out who could benefit from Judge Asif's death, Ghote can get no cooperation from the judge until it becomes evident that the anonymous threats are coming from someone in the judge's household.

    Regular price: $19.15

    • Bats Fly Up for Inspector Ghote

    • By: H.R.F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Inspector Ghote of the Bombay police has been regulated to antipickpocket patrol, where he promptly gets himself into one of those fearful fixes which are equally the product of his faults and his virtues.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • TO DISCRIPTIVE

    • By JOHN on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $19.77

    • A Detective in Love

    • By: H.R.F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sheila Mitchell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 3

    It was six-thirty in the morning when Detective Superintendent Harriet Martens took the call that informed her that Britain’s number one tennis star and media darling, the wonderfully pretty Bubbles Xingara, has been murdered in the grounds of her big country house. Harriet is now in charge of a case that will have the world’s media – already massing for the start of Wimbledon out in force.

    Regular price: $16.52

    • A Detective Under Fire

    • By: H.R.F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sheila Mitchell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 2

    Harriet Martens, named ‘The Hard Detective’ by the media because of her unrelenting opposition to every sort of evil-doing, has been secretly summoned to London to investigate corruption in the country’s most prestigious crime-fighting team, the elite Maximum Crimes Squad. And she suddenly finds herself under fire. Not only is she opposed at every turn by the head of the Squad, but she is menaced by other, more mysterious, figures.

    Regular price: $16.52

    • A Detective at Death's Door

    • By: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sheila Mitchell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Whilst relaxing with her husband at the Majestic pool one hot August bank holiday, Harriet Martens does not expect the refreshing glass of Campari soda at her side to conceal a deadly drug. When she awakes from a doze she is no longer by the water, but in a hospital bed recovering from a near fatal dose of aconitine. As Harriet makes a slow recovery, she tries to come to terms with the fact that someone wanted to kill her....

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Inspector Ghote Trusts the Heart

    • Inspector Ghote, Book 8
    • By: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Some crooks have tried to snatch the plump son of a business tycoon, and have accidentally made off with his playmate instead. But they're not changing their plan: a payment is to be delivered to them or a small corpse is to be delivered to Inspector Ghote. But what kind of ransom can a mere tailor's boy demand? And, as something more unpleasant than just a ransom note arrives from the kidnappers, are the police helping to keep the boy in one piece?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well told, but horrible ending.

    • By notlad on 04-27-18

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Under a Monsoon Cloud

    • By: H. R. F. Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    What had until recently been a police sergeant is now lying at Ghote’s feet bleeding its last. An accident it may have been, but Ghote saw exactly what happened, and it’s his duty to arrest the killer. Isn’t it? Or can the inspector better serve his beloved police force by disposing of the body - by concealing a crime? And if he does, will he manage to keep his terrible secret?

    Regular price: $19.70

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