(From the publisher):
Bombay is suddenly hit by a series of rather vicious practical jokes.
One by one, valuable flamingoes at Bombay Zoo are killed.
The racehorse fancied to win the Bombay Derby is replaced in its stable by a donkey.
When joke follows joke, Inspector Ghote is called in.
But even fate develops a sense of humour. He is saddled with the most incompetent assistant that a police college ever produced. Sergent Desai.
The the fun stops. Someone gets killed.
The more questions Ghote asks, the less he knows. And, because Ghote is endearingly human, and not a celluloid super-cop, he starts to make mistakes.
But he carries on digging.
What he turned up surprised him as much as it'll surprise you.
Original title: Inspector Ghote Plays a Joker
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest