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Title:
A detective under fire
Author:
Keating, H. R. F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011.
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2004.

©2002
Physical Description:
249 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"First published in Great Britain by Macmillan"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780312316570
Format :
Book

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Summary

Detective Chief Inspector Harriet Martens is nicknamed the "Hard Detective" because of her tough stance. In Detective Under Fire, she must turn attention from the criminal world to her own police department, as she is put in charge of an internal investigation.


Author Notes

H. R. F. Keating (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter "Harry" Keating) was born in St. Leonards-on-Sea on October 31, 1926. He attended Merchant Taylor's School in London, England and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He worked for The Times (London) as the crime books reviewer from 1967 to 1983. His first novel, Death and the Visiting Firemen, was published in 1959. He wrote about 50 fiction and nonfiction works during his lifetime, but is best known for the Inspector Ghote series. His other works include the Harriet Martens Mysteries series and Sherlock Holmes: The Man and His World.

Keating received the CWA Gold Dagger Award in 1964 for The Perfect Murder and in 1980 for The Murder of the Maharajah, the Edgar Alan Poe award in 1988, the George N. Dove Award in 1995, and the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding service to crime fiction in 1996. He died of cardiac failure on March 27, 2011 at the age of 84.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Det. Supt. Martens must conduct a delicate probe into possible scandal in the Maximum Crimes Squad. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved