The Perfect Murder

  • by H.R.F. Keating
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. "If people would only behave in a simple, reasonable, logical way," sighs the Inspector as he struggles through the quagmires of incompetence and corruption to solve these curious crimes.


What the Critics Say

"The main character, Lala Varde, speaks in rhyme, which Davidson portrays splendidly in an Indian accent." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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An Inspector Ghote novel

I was happily introduced to Inspector Ghote in the pages of Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazines, so decided to try this title. Glad I did - the characterization was hilarious and the challenges and frustrations faced by Inspector Ghote evoked my sympathy. Although the story line lagged in places, and the solving of the mystery involved listening to a few fruitless conversations in the story, it was definitely an enjoyable journey to get to the solution. And the narration was excellent! I would recommend this listen if you are in the mood for trying something a little out of the usual.
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- Anne


This is a wordy and overwritten book of very little mystery, with a narrator who makes a singsong attempt at Indian accents that makes them all sound the same. Its redeeming qualities are a somewhat endearing detective and some local color prose. But they're not enough to rescue the book.
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- Tim

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.