"For over twenty-five years, mystery fans have been intrigued by H.R.F. Keating's India - from the teeming streets of Bombay to the remote countryside unchanged by the passage of time... Inspector Ganesh Ghote is once more handed a baffling mystery to investigate - and in this case, it's also a political hot potato. Ramrao Pendke, heir to a massive country fortune, is in Bombay recovering from a kidney transplant operation. Out taking exercise, Pendke visits the Ticktock watchworks and is bludgeoned to death. The head of the Bombay police backs the prompt arrest made by a pet officer of his, Assistant Inspector Lobo - who has forced a confession out of Rastom Fardoomji, owner of the watch store...."
Back of book: Inspector Ganesh Ghote of Bombay, solves a baffling murder which is also a political hot potato. Ramrao Pendke, heir to a fortune is recovering from a kidney transplant when he is bludgeoned to death. A pet officer of the head of the bombay police forces a confession from a suspect. But Ghote doubts the veracity - and once again must not only solve the mystery but also fight officialdom.
I say: A very entertaining series, well written, wonderfully plotted, full of intriguing characters.