Henry Reymond Fitzwalter Keating, b. 1926 d 2011.
H.R.F. Keating was the crime books reviewer for The Times for fifteen years. He has served as Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association and the Society of Authors, and in 1987 was elected President of the Detection Club. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
He has written numerous novels as well as non-fiction, but is most famous for the Inspector Ghote series, the first of which, The Perfect Murder, was made into a film by Merchant Ivory and won a CWA Gold Dagger Award, as did The Murder of the Maharajah. In 1996 H.R.F. Keating was awarded the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for outstanding services to crime literature.