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Publication Order of Inspector Ghote Books

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

Publication Order of Harriet Martens Books

The Hard Detective (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Detective in Love (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Detective Under Fire (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dreaming Detective (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Detective at Death's Door (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Man and His Bomb (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rules, Regs and Rotten Eggs (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Harriet Unwin Mystery Books

as Evelyn Hervey
The Governess (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man of Gold (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Valley of Death (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Death and the Visiting Firemen (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zen There Was Murder (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rush on the Ultimate (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dog It Was That Died (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Fat God (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Is Skin Deep, Is Fatal (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Strong Man (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Underside (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Must Appetize (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Remarkable Case of Burglary (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder by Death (With: Neil Simon) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Long Walk to Wimbledon (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Craggs: Crimes Cleaned Up (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rich Detective (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Detective (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Soft Detective (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bad Detective (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack, the Lady Killer (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

In Kensington Gardens Once... (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Blood on My Mind (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock Holmes (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whodunit?: A Guide To Crime, Suspense and Spy Fiction (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing Crime Fiction (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime and Mystery (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Crimes (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bedside Companion to Crime (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Agatha Christie(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1977(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chilling and Killing(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime Waves 1(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Verdict of Thirteen(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ready or Not: Here Come Fourteen Frightening Stories!(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
1st Culprit(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who...(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
3rd Culprit(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crown Crime Companion(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Win, Lose or Die(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Sneaky Little Sleuth Stories(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Criminal Records(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

H. R. F. Keating
Henry Raymond Fitzwalter “Harry” Keating was born Halloween 1926 and was an English crime fiction author that is best known for his “Inspector Ghote” series.

He was known as Harry to his family and friends, and was born in St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex. When he was just eight years old, he typed out his very first story. He was educated first at Merchant Taylor’s School before going to Trinity College in Dublin.

In the year 1956, he moved to London so he could work as a journalist for The Daily Telegraph and was the crime books reviewer for The Times for fifteen years. Keating served from 1970 until 1971 as the chairman of the Crime Writers’ Association, and from 1983 until 1984 he was the chairman of the Society of Authors. From 1985 until the year 2000, he was the president of the Detection Club. He was a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

He won two CWA Gold Dagger Awards, and in the year 1996, he was given the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding service to crime fiction. Keating was given the George N. Dove Award in the year 1995.

Besides writing about Ghote, he wrote about DCI Harriet Martens, which started in the year 2000, when “The Hard Detective” was released. Keating also published a science fiction novel, a guide on “Writing Crime Fiction”, and a biography called “Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime”. Keating even wrote under the pen name Evelyn Hervey.

Keating lived with his wife Sheila Mitchell (an actress). On March 27, 2011, he died at the age of eighty-four.

“The Hard Detective” is the first novel in the “Harriet Martens” series, which was released in the year 2000. Detective Chief Inspector Harriet Martens has been required to make it within a man’s world. It was this very toughness that inspired her own successful Stop the Rot campaign, which has so provoked all of the local criminals. Now, two of her officers have just died within mere hours of one another and Harriet thinks that they both were murdered.

Harriet Martens is a very likable lead character, who is pretty intense, secretive, and wanted to keep her work life and home life separate. There is an intriguing mystery. Readers liked seeing the camaraderie between the cops and how they had to pull together in order to save one of their own.

“A Detective in Love” is the second novel in the “Harriet Martens” series, which was released in the year 2001. At six-thirty in the morning, Detective Superintendent Harriet Martens got the call that told her Britain’s top tennis star and a media darling, Bubbles Xingara (who was wonderfully pretty), has been killed on the grounds of her huge country house.

Harriet is now leading a case that is going to have the media of the world, who has begun coming out for Wimbledon’s start out in full force. It is not the investigation that will explode Harriet’s life, for Harriet (mother and wife) has just fallen madly in love with one of her fellow officers.

“A Detective Under Fire” is the third novel in the “Harriet Martens” series, which was released in the year 2002. DCI Harriet has been given the nickname “Hard Detective” because of the tough stance she has. Here, she will have to turn the attention away from the criminal world to her own department. Since this time she is being put in charge of an internal investigation.

“The Dreaming Detective” is the fourth novel in the “Harriet Martens” series, which was released in the year 2004. Summoned by the fanatically determined and new Chief Constable, Harriet Martens is stunned to be greeted with a blunt question: Who is it that killed the Preacher? She is required to use some of the newest DNA techniques to look into the murder that happened thirty years ago.

A charismatic youth called the Boy Preacher that was strangled in the empty ballroom of the city’s Imperial Hotel. It is a building that is now stated to be demolished. However, she discovers that just seven had any access to the scene, and Harriet is going to need to rely on her talent to make connections that past investigators missed.

“A Detective at Death’s Door” is the fifth novel in the “Harriet Martens” series, which was released in the year 2004. Luckily for Harriet, her husband, John was reading an Agatha Christie novel while the detective was sunning at the club’s pool. Otherwise, she would have died a long time before this story had started. A killer puts in a deadly addition into what she was drinking. Surprised to see the same symptoms of poison he was reading about, he was able to act quickly.

He saved her in time to save her life, she was unable to escape unscathed. She was stuck in a bed too long before she got well enough to join in on the search party to track down her would be killer. Being bedridden gives anyone plenty of time just to think, and Harriet realized this attempt to kill her was the first by an unknown that would quickly earn the title “serial killer”.

After there were more killings, Harriet was still having a hard time convincing any of her colleagues. They argued with her, saying the victims were much too unrelated to one another, nor did they know each other, they had way too different occupations, and socially and economically were far apart. They also lived far away, in separate parts of the town. Despite being English citizens, they didn’t have anything in common.

Correction, they just had nothing in common that Harriet’s fellow officers were able to see. Nobody could say that Harriet is nothing if not tenacious. Once she can get out of bed, if a tad shakily, she is able to come up with some rather helpful ideas. The whole time, in the back of her very mind, she realizes the murderer, still with his ego bruised, has to be burning up to complete what he, or she, started.

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