The Perfect Murder

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For the Jeffrey Archer story, see The Perfect Murder (short story).
The Perfect Murder
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First edition
Author H. R. F. Keating
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre crime novel
Publisher Collins Crime Club
Publication date
1964
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 249 pp
ISBN 0-00-231683-8
OCLC 16545741

The Perfect Murder is a crime novel by H. R. F. Keating.

The novel is the first appearance of Keating's serial detective, Inspector Ghote of Mumbai police, in which his investigation of the apparent murder of the Parsi Mr Perfect was assisted informally by the Swedish UNESCO analyst Axel Svensson. The novel, which Keating wrote without ever having been to India, won a Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award in 1964 and was adapted into a film in 1988 by Merchant Ivory.