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Lice Affairs and the ArtsThe Perfect Murder introduces Inspector The Perfect ePUB #9734 Ghote Bombay CID's most dogged dutiful officer and one of the greatest most engaging creations in all detective fiction 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 corruption and incompetence Unfortunately the rest of the characters too often seemed like caricatures and unlikeable ones at that Everyone is portrayed as either foolish incompetent lying or corrupt and that s just the police And then poor Ghote has to go home to his deeply awful wife He seems to love her can t think whyThe plot was OK but moved along at a snail s pace and with constant repetitions I think the lengthy descriptive passages were spoiled for me by the fact that so much is made in the blurb and introduction of the fact that the author had never actually been in Bombay so how authentic is the picture of the city All in all a reasonably enjoyable undemanding read but I won t be putting the second volume on my wish listNB This book was provided for review by Vine UKwwwfictionfanblogwordpresscom

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The Perfect Murder

Ion 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 of Po 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

H.R.F. Keating Ü 3 summary

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 investigat 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 on my own copy of his first Ghote book The Perfect Murder Don t get excited Mr Perfect hasn t been murdered but the media and Indian police seem to prefer to call it the Perfect murder rather than the Perfect attack or assaultAnyway that s the first indication that this is going to be a well written enjoyable detective story Inspector Ghote having worked himself up to this position from his starting position as a beat cop is rather insecure has a boss who never seems to be in his office and is forever having another No 1 priority heaped on one or two other No 1 priorities After being roused from bed in the very early morning to investigate the Perfect murder he is given another No 1 priority to find the thief who stole 1 rupee from the desk of the Minister of Police Affairs and the Arts Of course no one was allowed in the room no one had been in the room nobody had seen anyone who MIGHT have been in the room the room has no entry but the doorSo poor Inspector Ghote bounces between the two crimes for days On top of this he is the mentor for a Swedish representative of UNESCO who is studying police techniues around the world Axel Svensson is forever trying to make the Indian system rational like the system he is familiar with in Sweden It just ain t that wayIn addition Mr Perfect is the secretary to a very rich businessman Lala Arun Varde who is himself uite a character For instance when asked by Inspector Ghote why Mr Perfect would have been in the room where he was attacked at the time he was attacked Lala Varde answersOh Inspector what uestions you are asking How should I know a thing like that How should I know anything I have too many things to think to be knowing why is this and why is that It all falls on my shoulders My son Dilip is no good I have ordered him not to go to office today He can think instead about what is the right thing to say and the right thing to do and he can read his mysteries histories at home If he went to office he would give orders and then where would we beYou can just hear this excessively fat man saying this He is a wonderful characterAnd the entire story is that wayPlease read it It deserves to be read


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

  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 r

  4. says:

    Disappointing I read an Inspector Ghote book 10 15 years ago and really enjoyed it Over the years I got sucked i

  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 worry about privacy that word that jumps up every 6 pages or so in James A detective with a family and best of all a detective with a heartWhew It was like leaving a dreary UK autumn day for a Delhi spring Yeah could be t

  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

  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 b

  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 corruption and

  10. says:

    I rather enjoyed this the first Inspector Ghote novel what made this detective unusual was having as his city of operations Bombay after the Brits had left This is what makes the book so appealing as the honourable and likable Ghote has to fight corruption cronyism and the ridiculously Indian class system to get

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