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Many moons ago having read all the Agatha Christie titles available I stumbled upon Inspector Ghote. I read all of these that were available at the time. This book is a heady mixture of Indian culture and politics with a gripping murder tale weaving the whole together.
I enjoy this story as much as a Dorothy L Sayers or Agatha Christie and they are much in the same mould. I very much hope that Audible may put a free chapter or a spotlight on H R F Keating so as to publicise the entire series.
Will be buying more in the series as soon as I can.
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First thing to say is that this is extremely well performed by Sam Dastor; he avoids comic-strip accents whilst not shying away from getting into the characters.
Overall, there just isn't much of a story. It is pleasant enough to listen to, but the plot is thin and I suppose demonstrates how crime writing has moved on in recent years. It is true, the Indian setting provides some novelty value, but the 'detection' springs from nowhere akin to Agatha Christie. Like Christie, the scenery is nice and the characters fun, but at the end of it, you know that it was much more froth than substance.
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