H.R.F. Keating

One of Britain’s most respected writers of - and about - crime fiction, Keating is perhaps best known for his series of novels featuring Inspector Ghote of the Bombay Police. Shrewd, naive and engaging, Ghote has earned a permanent place in the pantheon of fictional detectives. Other work includes his recent Detective series, a successful attempt to explore other directions. He is one of the few people to have won the CWA’s Gold Dagger twice - for The Perfect Murder and The Murder of the Maharajah - as well as the Diamond Dagger for his contribution to the genre as a whole. His novels are more than ingenious and witty entertainments - he uses crime fiction to explore serious themes, but never in a way that detracts from readers’ enjoyment. For many years he reviewed crime fiction for The Times.

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