Inspector Ghote Goes By Train: The Golden Age Of Detective Fiction

Detective fiction is a sub genre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator a detective—either professional, amateur or retired —investigates a crime, often a murder.In ancient literature some scholars have suggested that certain ancient and religious texts have similarities which what would later be called detective fiction.
In the Old Testament story of Susanna and the Elders (the Protestant Bible locates this story within the apocrypha), the account told by two witnesses breaks down when Daniel cross-examines them. The author Julian Symonshas commented on writers who see this as a detective story, arguing that "those who search for fragments of detection in the Bible and Herodotus are looking only for puzzles" and that
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During this period, a number of very popular writers emerged, mostly British but with a notable subset of American and New Zealand writers. Female writers constituted a major portion of notable Golden Age writers, including Agatha Christie, the most famous of the Golden Age writers, and among the most famous authors of any genre, of all time. Four female writers of the Golden Age are considered the four original "Queens of Crime": Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ngaio Marshand Margery Allingham. Apart from Ngaio Marsh (a New Zealander) they were …show more content…
R. F. Keating. It is the seventh novel in the Inspector Ghote series.
Henry Raymond Fitzwalter Keating was an English writer of crime fiction most notable for his series of novels featuring Inspector Ghote of the Bombay CID. HRF Keating was well versed in the world of crime, fiction and non fiction.He was the crime books reviewer for The Times for fifteen years, as well as serving the Chairman of the Crime Writers Association and the Society of Authors. He won the CWA Gold Dagger Award twice, and in 1996 was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding service to crime fiction.
Here Ghote, is sent to Calcutta to escort a master criminal back to Bombay. He takes the train. He takes the train hoping to make the journey a mini vacation. Fate conspires, however and an odd assortment of travellers turn the trip into something unexpected. Sam Dastor is masterful. As the anxious Ghote, he diligently uncovers the truth. Dastor’s believeable accents from Bengali to Madrasi to American, acts as instant photographs of each mysterious character. As the plot picks up theme, Dastor brings frustration, humour and thrills o this trip across India and

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