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Filmi, Filmi, Inspector Ghote

#10 Inspector Ghote

H. R. F. Keating Vaseem Khan Vaseem Khan



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Severn House Publishers Ltd
30 October 2020
Series: Inspector Ghote
Inspector Ghote, 'one of the great creations of detective fiction' (Alexander McCall Smith), is plunged into the dazzling, chaotic world of Bollywood movies when the world's most famous screen villain is murdered in this classic mystery - with a brand-new introduction by bestselling author Vaseem Khan.

India's most famous screen villain, Dhartiraj, lies dead on a Bollywood film set, his neck snapped by a falling stage light. There's no doubt it's murder, and Inspector Ghote of the Bombay CID, who's thrilled to be personally assigned such a high-profile case, quickly discovers that there's no shortage of suspects.

The fading star who Dhartiraj toppled from his place; the superstar who stole Dhartiraj's wife, and whose mistress Dhartiraj stole in revenge; and Dhartiraj's secret-dealing stand-in - Ghote finds he could easily make a case for each of them wanting the great Dhartiraj off the boards and into permanent retirement.

But his investigations are hindered not just by the film studio's intimidating owner, who is determined that nothing will stand in the way of his latest film's financial success, but by Ghote himself. For the good detective, caught up in visions of his own glittering success, finds himself desperate to solve the case in record time.
By:   H. R. F. Keating
Introduction by:   Vaseem Khan, Vaseem Khan
Imprint:   Severn House Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 220mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   265g
ISBN:   9781780297026
ISBN 10:   1780297025
Series:   Inspector Ghote
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   30 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

H. R. F. Keating, known as Harry to his family and friends, was born in St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, in 1926. He was educated at Merchant Taylors School in London and Trinity College, Dublin, before training as a journalist. As well as publishing over sixty books in his lifetime, Keating was the crime fiction reviewer for The Times for fifteen years and held many prestigious roles, including Chairman of the Society of Authors and President of the Detection Club. Keating's first novel about Inspector Ghote, The Perfect Murder, won the Gold Dagger of the Crime Writers Association and an Edgar Allen Poe Special Award, and was later made into a film by Merchant Ivory. He subsequently won many more awards, including the CWA's Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding services to crime literature. He lived in London with his wife, the actor Sheila Mitchell, until his death in 2011, aged eighty-four.

Reviews for Filmi, Filmi, Inspector Ghote (#10 Inspector Ghote)

H.R.F Keating's novels about Bombay policeman Ganesh Ghote are masterpieces of imagination * <b>Time Magazine</b> * Mr Keating has a long-established winner in his sympathetic and lively hero * <b>The Times</b> * Inspector Ghote is a most appealing sleuth, a little shy and uncertain of himself, but dogged and determined when it comes to ferreting out the truth * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> * Keating is an immensely talented author who has delighted fans for decades with his wonderfully witty Inspector Ghote * <b>Booklist</b> * The Inspector Ghote books . are quite exquisite, gentle novels that should find their place on any list of good crime fiction * <b>Alexander McCall Smith</b> * Mr Keating has created in Inspector Ghote an enchanting and engaging character * <b>P.D. James</b> *

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