H.R.F. Keating: Asking Questions (UK 1997)
From the Publisher:
At the Mira Behn Institute for Medical Research someone is smuggling out a dangerous drug, made from the venom of poisonous snakes. Inspector Ghote's suspect is the snake-handler Chandra Chagoo, but Chagoo's now lying dead on the floor of the Reptile Room, a viper slithering across his back.
H.R.F. Keating: Asking Questions. An Inspector Ghote Mystery. Pan, ISBN: 0330352261 (August, 1997), 282 p., £5.99.