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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. 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 too hot and crowded eventually but at least you thaw out firstThere is than a slight hint of over the top comedy about The Perfect Murder with its deliberately ambiguous title its definitely over the top rhyming slang Hindu he s certainly not Cockney rich man Arun Varde and the sub plot Case of the Stolen Rupee yes just one of them The link between the two cases is somewhat tenuous if finally vital and the ongoing chaos at the Varde house also tends to the edge of credibility at times On the other handthe power of money and the presence of corruption in Bombay come as no surprise and the portrait of Varde s elder son with his exaggerated English argot feels as if it shd strike maliciously home in a setting of post British India Then too the lyric scene when the monsoon and the case finally break together can seem on reflection just a tad too Indian so to speak one of those loces classici like the sacred cows and the brightly clad women that you wd expect in any superficial treatment but at the time it s wonderfully cathartic for the reader and Inspector Ghote bothWhich leads to the only real difficulty about Inspector Ghote at least for me for the first 9 Inspector Ghote books Keating had never actually BEEN to Bombay Sure he handles the inflections of Indian English as if he was born to them not over exaggerating the flood of present participles doing the wordiness nicely sure he adds in the odd Indian word not sure if they are in Marathi or some other dialect though Keating does know such exist with the panache of an Amitav Ghosh Sure he has a convincing presentation up and down the strata of Bombay from the street beggars to the magnificently miserly Minister s over plush office with a malicious side look at imported air conditioning and such And he treats all those strata with a democracy sadly lacking from P D James s apparently unconscious sieving of an English village into Those we know and Those We Only Know About All the same Keating is NOT an Indian Like Alexander McCall who wrote a very nicely defensive preface to my edition of The Perfect Murder he is from a colonizing culture taking the voice of a culture that has been colonized And yes we shd all let bygones be bygones But if Australia had been colonized by say the US not that we aren t culturally colonized already and some US writer decided to do a novel Down Among the Oz ites for the edification of those Not Down Among Same taking on the language and outlook and setting of these implicitly inferiorOthers as if heshe belonged there how wd I feelNot too damn friendly I seem to thinkKeating does a Real Good Job of Bombay It s wickedly alive it can be gently malicious it s sloppy and vivid and Ghote himself is a treat All the same at times I had a sense of exaggeration for want of a better word of stereotypic ualities such as Indian volubility and uaintness especially in agitation a sense which might have been wholly in my own view that the writer like the earlier writers of Children s Lit is silently looking over his characters heads to the white Western reader and maybe not even consciously asking Oh look at these excitable Orientals Ain t they uaintIt may be wholly unjust In the wake of Kipling who probably lived further into India than any outsider who ever wrote about the country yet still could not shake off that white view at times it wd be hard for Keating NOT to have slid into such a stance The theoretical uestion of his taking on an Indian s voice however did leave me putting 4 instead of 5 stars on Inspector Ghote s first appearance Despite what McCall Smith says I don t think even great works of fiction can wholly override the uestions of who wrote them about whom and when Otherwise kudos And whyinhell aren t all the Inspector Ghote books on Kindle instead a mere handful and the rest only on Audiobooks Certainly a chance missed there with this reader publishers A Treatise on Time and Space if this were not enough Ghote finds himself having to The White Lantern investigate the mysertious theft of one rupee from the desk of yet another Very Important Person the Minister of Poli. 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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 La corruptrice in a simple reasonable logical way sighs the Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves inspector as he struggles through the uagmires of The Purpose-Guided Universe incompentence and corruption to solve these curious crimes. This The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion 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 The Academy it shows Cardboard caricatures for characters no real mention of places nor of the sounds and smells and food that evoke India Full Dark, No Stars in better authors It s supposed to be a novel of family secrets but the relationships are hardly even sketched If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, in let alone developed You can t develop cardboard The case 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida if you can call La ética de la crueldad 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 3052 is the fellow who constituted himself judge and jury on the Golden Age of fiction Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories 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 Mercator 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 Pasos perdidos en Granada introduction to the edition I read and slobbered appreciatively all over the author Well he would Suffering and no suffering it s obvious where he got his own Can We Live 150 Years? inspiration right down to Ghote s obsession with Hans Gross on Criminal Investigation reincarnated The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears in Botswana as Principles of Private Detection by Clovis What s his name I never thought I d say this but McCall Smith does Robs Shiny Dumptruck it better His books may be episodic fluff but at least he knows the territory

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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

  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

  3. says:

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

  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

  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 perso

  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 the elderly private secretary Mr Perfect cemented my affection I knew then that this was no crush It was love Mr

  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 busi

  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 They are both innocent but determined and resilient both beacons of decency in a less than decent world and both rely heavily on a slightly obscure written authority for their methodology with Mma Ramotswe's relationship with

  9. says:

    Not uite perfectThis is a light hearted crime mystery set in Bombay The hero Inspector Ghote is an attractive character warm hearted and honourable trying to do the right thing by his job and his family in a system filled with corruption and incompetence Unfortunately the rest of the characters too often seemed like caricatures and

  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 a

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