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H R F Keating

(Henry Raymond F Keating)
UK (1926 - 2011)

aka Evelyn Hervey

Henry Reymond Fitzwalter Keating was an English writer of crime fiction most notable for his series of novels featuring Inspector Ghote of the Bombay CID.

H. R. F. KEATING was well versed in the worlds of crime, fiction and nonfiction. He was the crime books reviewer for The Times for fifteen years, as well as serving as 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.

Genres: Mystery



H R F Keating recommends

Green for Danger (1944)
(Inspector Cockrill, book 2)
Christianna Brand
"The last golden crown of the Golden Age detective story."

The Long Escape (1950)
(Al Colby, book 1)
David Dodge
"One of the exceptional suspense novelists of the 40s and 50s."
The Stain on the Snow
The Stain on the Snow (1953)
Georges Simenon
"I doubt whether it is possible for the crime novel to rise to greater heights than it does in Simenon's hands here."
A Helping Hand
A Helping Hand (1966)
Celia Dale
"The accuracy, understanding and quiet wit of Jane Austen - plus murder."

Mad Hatter's Holiday (1973)
(Sergeant Cribb, book 4)
Peter Lovesey
"His best yet."

Ripley's Game (1974)
(Ripley, book 3)
Patricia Highsmith
"The Ripley books are marvellously, insanely readable."
Blues for Charlie Darwin
Blues for Charlie Darwin (1982)
Nat Hentoff
"Splendidly told, fast-moving and real-feeling."

The Devil in Disguise (1998)
(Harry Devlin, book 6)
Martin Edwards
"How good to find a crime novel that doesn't rely on lurid violence to beat you into submission. Instead, here's solid storytelling everyday, Liverpool legal background and a nice scattering of perky jokes."

The Reckoning (1999)
Ted Allbeury
"Allbeury's people are real in the sense that Greene's or Maugham's are."

Hot Potato (2003)
(Fizz and Buchanan, book 7)
Joyce Holms
"Every now and again we are lucky enough to be given a crime writer whose work has that cherishable mark of difference. Joyce Holms is one of that rare band."

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