Members of London's famed Detection Club have joined together to honor one of their own - H.R.F. Keating, historian of the genre, winner of the Gold Dagger (for best novel) and the Diamond Dagger (for Lifetime Achievement), and creator of one of the greatest fictional sleuths, Inspector Ganesh Ghote.
The Detection Club was founded in 1930 by Anthony Berkeley. Its first Honorary President was G.K. Chesterton, to be succeeded by such luminaries as Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Julian Symons and, for 15 years, Harry Keating. The current President, Simon Brett, has contributed a detective story in verse to this volume. The Verdict of Us All contains new stories to honor H.R.F. Keating by some of the greatest names in current crime writing:
Catherine Aird - Tim Heald - Robert Barnard - Reginald Hill - Simon Brett - P.D. James - Liza Cody - Michael Z. Lewin - Lione