H.R.F. Keating was an English author best known for writing the Inspector Ghote and Evelyn Hervey series of books. He was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding services to crime literature.

Keating was born in St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex where he wrote his first story at the ripe age of eight years old. He would go on to Merchant Taylor’s School in London and later Trinity College, Dublin before he returned to London to work as a journalist for the Daily Telegraph. He reviewed crime books for them for a long time while also writing his own.

Publication Order of Inspector Ghote Books

The Perfect Murder (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Ghote's Good Crusade (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Ghote Caught in Meshes (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Ghote Hunts the Peacock (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Ghote Plays a Joker (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Ghote Breaks an Egg (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Ghote Goes By Train (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Ghote Trusts the Heart (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bats Fly Up for Inspector Ghote (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Filmi, Filmi, Inspector Ghote (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Ghote Draws a Line (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder of the Maharajah (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Go West, Inspector Ghote (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sheriff of Bombay (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under a Monsoon Cloud (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Body in the Billiard Room (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead on Time (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Ghote, His Life and Crimes (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Iciest Sin (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cheating Death (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doing Wrong (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Asking Questions (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bribery, Corruption Also (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Breaking and Entering (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Ghote's First Case (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Small Case for Inspector Ghote? (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Harriet Martens Books

The Hard Detective (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Detective in Love (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Detective Under Fire (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dreaming Detective (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Detective at Death's Door (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Man and His Bomb (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rules, Regs and Rotten Eggs (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Harriet Unwin Mystery Books

The Man of Gold (As: Evelyn Hervey)(1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Into the Valley of Death (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Death and the Visiting Firemen (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zen There Was Murder (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Rush on the Ultimate (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dog It Was That Died (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Fat God (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Is Skin Deep, Is Fatal (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Strong Man (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Underside (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Must Appetize (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Remarkable Case of Burglary (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder by Death (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Long Walk to Wimbledon (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sherlock Holmes, The Man and His World (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Governess (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Craggs: Crimes Cleaned Up (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rich Detective (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Good Detective (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Soft Detective (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bad Detective (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jack, the Lady Killer (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

In Kensington Gardens Once... (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Blood on My Mind (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sherlock Holmes (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whodunit?: A Guide To Crime, Suspense and Spy Fiction (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Writing Crime Fiction (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crime and Mystery (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Great Crimes (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bedside Companion to Crime (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Agatha Christie(1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chilling and Killing(1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crime Waves 1(1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Win, Lose or Die(1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like H.R.F. Keating Books, You’ll Love…

The Perfect Murder is the first book in the Inspector Ghote series. Ghote is just starting his career with the Bombay Police when he lands the perfect murder to start his career. While dealing with that, he also has a cunning tycoon named Lala Varde to deal with and a the theft of a rupee from the desk of the Police Affairs and the Arts. He really has his plate full here and has to wade through all of the quagmires of incompentence and corruption to solve these curious crimes.

The Harriet Martens series is another book series by Keating. The first book in the series is The Hard Detective. This book introduces us to the Detective Chief Inspector as she is trying to clean up Greater Birchester with the “Stop the Rot” campaign. Not everyone is on board with the campaign though and that comes to a head when a night-patrol constable is murdered while on duty. The officers start to become targeted and Martens recognizes a twisted pattern among the murders. The killer is on a personal quest for revenge and in order to stop him, and stop the rot, Harriet will put her own life on the line.

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