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 reissued by Severn House. TV rights have been optioned by Endemol India.

Harry’s other books include seven featuring the ‘hard detective’ Harriet Martens (Lume Books), three written under the pseudonym Evelyn Hervey, a novel in verse, a science-fiction novel, and ten books of non-fiction, among them Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime (HarperCollins).

A Life of Crime (Level Best Books) is a memoir of Harry’s life by his widow Sheila Mitchell.