H.R.F. Keating: Inspector Ghote Trusts the Heart (UK 2011)
From the Publisher:
Some crooks have tried to snatch the plump son of a business tycoon, and have accidentally made off with his playmate instead. But they're not changing their plan: a payment is to be delivered to them or a small corpse is to be delivered to Inspector Ghote. But what kind of ransom can a mere tailor's boy demand? And, as something more unpleasant than just a ransom note arrives from the kidnappers, are the police helping keep the boy in one piece?...
H.R.F. Keating: Inspector Ghote Trusts the Heart. With an Preface by Alexander McCall Smith. Penguin, ISBN: 9780141194509 (April, 2011), 224 p., £8.99.