Inspector Ghote Breaks an Egg, Paperback
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In a small, provincial town in the heart of India, a politician's wife has done her husband's career a great service, by dying under suspicious circumstances.

That the corpse and the trail have been cold for fifteen years hasn't saved Inspector Ghote of the Bombay CID from being sent to investigate.

But what chance does he have when his chief suspect is so powerful, when the whole district is against him, and when a holy man is fasting to the death to protest his prying?

But still the good inspector dutifully goes, carrying just the honour of his police force and a box of double-sized eggs...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780141194493



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Inspector Ghote is sent to a small town to investigate a murder committed 15 years ago. And unnamed Eminent Person has told him who did it - the husband of the deceased, currently the top official in town. He controls everything. He even has a fasting swami on his side, calling for Ghote to leave. But Ghote is determined - he is a police officer, and he's not going anywhere.

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