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H.R.F. Keating Books In Order

Publication Order of Inspector Ghote Books

The Perfect Murder (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector Ghote's Good Crusade (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector Ghote Caught in Meshes (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector Ghote Hunts the Peacock (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector Ghote Plays a Joker (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector Ghote Breaks an Egg (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector Ghote Goes By Train (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector Ghote Trusts the Heart (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bats Fly Up for Inspector Ghote (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Filmi, Filmi, Inspector Ghote (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector Ghote Draws a Line (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murder of the Maharajah (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Go West Inspector Ghote (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sheriff of Bombay (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under a Monsoon Cloud (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Body in the Billiard Room (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead On Time (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Iciest Sin (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector Ghote, His Life and Crimes (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cheating Death (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doing Wrong (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Asking Questions (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bribery, Corruption Also (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breaking and Entering (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector Ghote's First Case (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Small Case for Inspector Ghote? (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Harriet Martens Books

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Death and the Visiting Firemen (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zen There Was Murder (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Rush On the Ultimate (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dog It Was That Died (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death of a Fat God (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Is Skin-Deep, Is Fatal (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Strong Man (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Underside (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Remarkable Case of Burglary (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Must Appetize (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder by Death (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Long Walk to Wimbledon (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sherlock Holmes, the Man and His World (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Governess (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man of Gold (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs Craggs: Crimes Cleaned Up (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Valley of Death (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rich Detective (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Good Detective (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Soft Detective (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bad Detective (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack the Lady Killer (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

In Kensington Gardens Once (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Writing Crime Fiction (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime and Mystery: the 100 Best Books (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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