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Inspector Ghote Plays a Joker (Inspector Ghote #5)

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Inspector Ghote embarks on one of his strangest cases when he is ordered to prevent a murder - the killing of a precious flamingo in the Bombay zoo. And then there is the racehorse fancied to win the local Derby, which gets replaced by a donkey... Ghote finds things going disastrously as bit by bit he unearths the traces of a monstrous practical joker. But then the fun sto ...more
Paperback, 189 pages
Published April 1st 1984 by Academy Chicago Publishers (first published January 1st 1969)
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Set a few years after Independence, Inspector Ghote's pursuits of criminals gives us readers a view of India that we do not have the chance to encounter even if Keating only went to India 10 years after he started to write the series.

This particular inquiry starts with a bang and a truly strange victim but soon we are following Ghote through the maze of suspects and are given a satisfying solution.

William P.
Oct 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Not the best mystery I've ever read, and not nearly as good as the Vish Puri books, but not bad. The mystery is interesting, the characters are a little shallow but not horribly so, and the plot moves along at a decent pace. Overall, I'd say it's worth a read, but only if you're looking for a mystery taking place in India and have exhausted the Vish Puri books first.
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Oct 29, 2010 rated it liked it
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fun, though the ending felt a bit abrupt.This is the first I have tried in the series and I will try more
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Story is dumb, but I listened to the audiobook, and the reader is excellent.
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Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wanted a good detective novel set in India but this was pretty stupid really.
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Henry Reymond Fitzwalter Keating was an English writer of crime fiction most notable for his series of novels featuring Inspector Ghote of the Bombay CID.

H. R. F. KEATING was well versed in the worlds of crime, fiction and nonfiction. He was the crime books reviewer for The Times for fifteen years, as well as serving as the chairman of the Crime Writers Association and the Society of Authors. He w
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