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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 that this is one of those impossible crimes or that your murder mystery actually has a murder in it I thought you ought to know I also think you ought to know that this is in my opinion far from the perfect anything story crime novel etc This is my second outing with Keating writing under his own name and I have to say

  3. says:

    I love these cute little books with foreign detectives They're so light and airy and so different than the typical American detectiv

  4. says:

    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

  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

  6. says:

    The Perfect Murder is the first in a series of detective novels The detective is the Indian copper Inspector Ghote of the Bombay now Mumbai CID After falling in love with the cover design to find that the murder victim is

  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 that's all The Inspector wanders around from pillar to post stonewalled at every turn by a wealthy fat businessman who rhymes ridiculously and his playboy sons and all officialdom And what w

  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 The

  9. says:

    Not uite perfectThis is a light hearted crime mystery set in Bombay The hero Inspector Ghote is an attractive char

  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 anywhere near the actual clues to the case Highly enjoyable

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It is just Inspector Ghote's luck to be landed with the case of the Perfect Murder at the start of his career with the Bombay Police For this most baffling of crimes there is the cunning and important tyco. Spoiler Alert There is NO murder in The Perfect Murder Sorry about that But for all of you who might pick this up thinking that this is one of those impossible crimes or that your murder mystery actually has a murder in it I thought you ought to know I also think you ought to know that this is in my opinion far from the perfect anything story crime novel etc This is my second outing with Keating writing under his own name and I have to say that I am beginning to think that he just isn t for meButback to the story Why you might ask is it called The Perfect Murder if there s no murder and what we do have going on isn t perfect Glad you asked It seems that the secretary of Lala Varde a prosperous businessman has been bashed over the head with a candlestick Lala Varde reported it to the police as a murder because by his logic someone was trying to murder his secretary so by golly it s murder Even if it didn t succeed The name caught on with the newspapers and such and nobody seems to care that the man really didn t die The ever conscientious Inspector Ghote is assigned to the case and is immediately faced with lies disdain and corruptionSoI ll just fess up now and tell you that I did not read every word of this Not even as much as every other word Only enough that I decided that I could legitimately count it for a few challenges and I m shoving this thing off my Mount TBR and sending it back to the library s used book shop where it came from I skimmed to the end just so I could know what really happened Kate over at crossexamingingcrime says that Keating is good at establishing an interesting setting in a culture which readers can identify with but also find difference in I m afraid I didn t find this to be the case I never did settle into the setting that Keating gave us and I certainly didn t warm to the methods of Ghote and the culture surrounding him as represented And don t even get me started on Lala Varde and his never ending need to make silly rhymes about everything when talking No rating because I didn t really read closely enough to hand one out Others have handed out four and five starsso your mileage may varyI have also read a couple of his historical mysteries written under the name Evelyn Hervey I enjoyed those handing out three starsFirst posted on my blog My Reader s Block

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Ce Affairs and the Arts If people would only behave in a simple reasonable logical way sighs the inspector as he struggles through the uagmires of incompentence and corruption to solve these curious crimes. 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 that s all The Inspector wanders around from pillar to post stonewalled at every turn by a wealthy fat businessman who rhymes ridiculously and his playboy sons and all officialdom And what was the point of saddling him with a visiting Swedish sidekickThe author had never been to India and it shows Cardboard caricatures for characters no real mention of places nor of the sounds and smells and food that evoke India in better authors It s supposed to be a novel of family secrets but the relationships are hardly even sketched in let alone developed You can t develop cardboard The case if you can call it that wanders and wembles along to a ridiculous conclusion I felt that the author had set up the reader and then stood there thumbing his nose and laughing at me for wading through the hundred some pages And this is the fellow who constituted himself judge and jury on the Golden Age of fiction in Murder Must Appetize Well you know what they say about critics I understand there s uite a long series of Ghote novels I might possibly read another some day if I get really bored and have nothing else to read but I wonder He ll never replace Maigret shoot he ll never even get close to Nestor BurmaAlexander McCall Smith wrote the introduction to the edition I read and slobbered appreciatively all over the author Well he would it s obvious where he got his own inspiration right down to Ghote s obsession with Hans Gross on Criminal Investigation reincarnated in Botswana as Principles of Private Detection by Clovis What s his name I never thought I d say this but McCall Smith does it better His books may be episodic fluff but at least he knows the territory Survive by the Team the Arts If people would only behave in a simple reasonable logical way sighs Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, the inspector as he struggles Washington! (Wagons West, through Celebration! (Wagons West, to solve Texas! (Wagons West, these curious crimes. This is not really a detective novel or police procedural It s not even a cosy It might be considered a parody of I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery those but Revenge ni Miss Piggy that s all The Inspector wanders around from pillar Breakfast Book to post stonewalled at every The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade turn by a wealthy fat businessman who rhymes ridiculously and his playboy sons and all officialdom And what was Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, the point of saddling him with a visiting Swedish sidekickThe author had never been A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery to India and it shows Cardboard caricatures for characters no real mention of places nor of Card Concepts the sounds and smells and food Emotional Victory to be a novel of family secrets but Still Life with Woodpecker the relationships are hardly even sketched in let alone developed You can Bo Knows Bo t develop cardboard The case if you can call it Gender and Food that wanders and wembles along Finer Women that Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the author had set up Crazy Horses Girlfriend then stood Child Support through 777 the Lost Blood the hundred some pages And Abandoned Alice the fellow who constituted himself judge and jury on Map My Heart the Golden Age of fiction in Murder Must Appetize Well you know what Scandal they say about critics I understand The Fashion Condition there s uite a long series of Ghote novels I might possibly read another some day if I get really bored and have nothing else Embellish Me to read but I wonder He ll never replace Maigret shoot he ll never even get close The Snakehead to Nestor BurmaAlexander McCall Smith wrote The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, to Truly Wilde the edition I read and slobbered appreciatively all over VEGAN ganz anders the author Well he would it s obvious where he got his own inspiration right down An Infamous Army (Alastair, thought I d say Score! this but McCall Smith does it better His books may be episodic fluff but at least he knows Abela the A Sisters Secret territory

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On Lala Varde to contend with And if this were not enough Ghote finds himself having to investigate the mysertious theft of one rupee from the desk of yet another Very Important Person the Minister of Poli. 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