H.R.F. Keating: Inspector Ghote Caught in Meshes (USA 1985)
From the Publisher:
An American visitor to India meets death on the road from Bombay to Poona, and almost as soon as Inspector Ghote arrives on the scent to investigate there are hints that everything is by no means as it seems. Soon Ghote is swept into a series of adventures, culminating in a long, tense gunbattle in which the erotic carvings of Indian temple architecture play an unexpected part... This many sided, very real character has sent critics on both sides of the Atlantic into a positive orgy of analysis.
H.R.F. Keating: Inspector Ghote Caught in Meshes. Academy Chicago Publishers, ISBN: 0897331788 (November, 1985), 224 p., $4.95.