H R F Keating

H R F Keating, who died in 2011, was the author of over 50 books, winner of the Crime Writers’ Association’s Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for outstanding services to crime literature, and creator of the immortal Inspector Ghote of the Bombay Police, who featured in 25 novels and was described by the New York Times as “one of the great characters of the contemporary mystery novel”. Four of the Ghote books are published as Penguin Modern Classics, the rest are being reissued by Severn House from 2020, which will also see the publication by Level Best Books of a memoir of Harry’s life by his widow Sheila Mitchell.