HRF Keating RIP

It has been announced that the mystery author and critic HRF Keating died at the weekend at the age of 84.

Henry Reymond Fitzwalter Keating, known informally as Harry, will probably be best remembered for creating Inspector Ghote of the Indian police, though more recently he had started a new series featuring Harriet Martens. He was also a fine critic and reviewed crime fiction for The Times for over 15 years, taking over from Julian Symons.

His list of 100 of the best in mystery fiction can be found online here:

Keating’s homepage is at:

Several fine tributes and obituaries have already been published including:
Mike Ripley for The Guardian
The Telegraph
Bruce Weber for the New York Times (please note though that the NY Times is due to institute a paywall soon so it may not remain freely accessible at this link).

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