Book Review: KHOONKHWAAR LARKIYAAN (Jasoosi Duniya #54 By Ibn-e-Safi)

I know, I am not going in order. But I am so tired of the mundane routine that breaking out my own rules feels sort of liberating. Without much further ado, let’s review a Khoonkhaar LaRkiyaan. Plot Summary The story has one of my favourite beginnings. Qasim is chasing two girls, thinking that they like…

Book Review: RAQQASA KA QAT’L (Jasoosi Duniya #19 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Khuafnaak Jungle opens as a man, Randheer Singh arrives at a railway station and informs about a dead body in the jungle. When they place party arrives at the jungle, things are not as reported. Suddenly, there’s firing. One constable gets hurt but the police party saves itself.

Book Review: AJEEB AAWAAZAIN (Jasoosi Duniya #18 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Khuafnaak Jungle opens as a man, Randheer Singh arrives at a railway station and informs about a dead body in the jungle. When they place party arrives at the jungle, things are not as reported. Suddenly, there’s firing. One constable gets hurt but the police party saves itself.

Jasoosi Duniya Complete List (REVIEW IN PROGRESS)

Following is the complete list of 124 novels written by the original author Ibn-e-Safi in Jasoosi Dunya (جاسوسی دنیا) series. Original number, original title (Roman), original title (Urdu), translated tile in parentheses, year first published.) Dilaer Mujrim (دلير مجرم) Khaufnaak Jungle (خوناک جنگل) (The Terrifying Jungle) – 1952 Aurat Farosh ka Qatil (عورت فروش کا…

Book Review | NA DEEDA HUMDARD | Imran Series #73 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Na Deeda Humdard  – 1974 Plot Summary Na Deeda Humdard starts with a very interesting homely scene. Captain Faiyaz is waiting for Imran; Joseph and Suleiman tolerate his rude comments whilst waiting for Imran to return. This also reminds us of the previous 5-part series set in French Polynesia, as Faiyaz refers to…

Imran Series Complete List (REVIEW IN PROGRESS)

Following is the complete list of 120 novels written by the legend Ibn-e-Safi as part of Imran Series. Original number, original title (Roman), original title (Urdu), translated tile in parentheses, year first published.) Khaufnak Imarat (خوفناک عمارت) (The Scary Building) – 1955 Chatanon Maen Fa’ir (چٹانوں میں فائر) (Gunfire in the Rocks) – 1955 Pur-Asrar…

Book Review | BLACK AND WHITE | Imran Series #72 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Black And White (بلیک اینڈ وہایٹ) (Black and White) – 1974 Plot Summary You’d think it’s over but it’s not, until now. Black And White, the last book in this 5-part series, starts on a high note. After everything that has happened in Zalzalay Ka Safar, Luisa aka Edli De Sadaan is irked…

Book Review | ZALZALEY KA SAFAR | Imran Series #71 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Zalzalay Ka Safar (لزلے کا سفر) (Journey of the Earthquake) – 1974 Plot Summary Zalzalay Ka Safar begins as Imran and Joseph are at the dock of Mukaru. His aides and Frog etc are captured by Luisa and team. The island where Frog took Imran to scare him is destroyed by an earthquake. It…

Book Review | SAMANDAR KA SHIGAAF | Imran Series #70 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Samandar Ka Shigaaf (سمندر کا شگاف) (The Ocean’s Crack) – 1973 Samandar Ka Shigaaf starts on a saddening note. Deadly Frog massacring helpless people in the middle of the ocean. Zafar, Jameson are bothered about it and so is Imran. He confronts deadly Frog, Imran doesn’t care about people’s wrath, right. Love his nonchalant…

Book Review | DHUWEIN KA HISAAR | Imran Series #69 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Dhuwein Ka Hisaar (دھوئیں کا حصار) (Smoke Bulwark) – 1973 Plot Summary Dhuwein Ka Hisaar continues from King Chaang. Imran is alone with Deadly Frog aka King Chaang. That’s not all, he charms him just like that. Note the conversation. The incident is funny and it shows how easily Imran manipulates people. Geography…

Book Review | KING CHAANG | Imran Series #68 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: King Chaang (کنگ چانگ) (King Chang) – 1973 Plot Summary King Chaang begins at Jameson & Zafar’s residence when Ali Imran arrives – angry and distressed. He’s sick of Joseph’s near-impossible wishes that he wants to visit Tahiti. That conversation is rather fun and it shows Ibn-e-Safi’s skill to make the most mundane scene…

Book Review | UQABON KE HAMLEY | Imran Series #64 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: UqaboN Ke Hamley (عقابوں کے حملے) (Attacks of the Eagles) – 1972 Plot Summary UqaboN Ke Hamley begins with a series of absurd events that happen at insanely rushed pace. Their is a striped monkey that people spot near the mountain, people are kidnapped. The investigations begin, and the eagles attack the search…

Book Review | KHAUFNAAK IMARAT | Imran Series #1 | Ibn-e-Safi

Plot Summary Khaufnaak Imarat begins with a very engaging opening scene. If I ever write suspense, I would like to begin the story like this one. Ah, dear Imran! Ali Imran, the protagonist, a new hero by our very own Ibn-e-Safi is seen trying to knot a tie. He fails, Sulieman, his trusted servant helps…

Book Review: TIJOARI KA GEET (Jasoosi Duniya #14 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Khuafnaak Jungle opens as a man, Randheer Singh arrives at a railway station and informs about a dead body in the jungle. When they place party arrives at the jungle, things are not as reported. Suddenly, there’s firing. One constable gets hurt but the police party saves itself.

Character Profile | Rasheeda | Jasoosi Duniya | Ibn-e-Safi

Rasheeda is Anwar’s colleague and only friend. Like Anwar, she also makes her first appearance in Heeray Ki Kaan. She lives in apartment next to Anwar. In Tijori Ka Geet, however, she is shown to be in the same apartment, in a different room. Rasheeda is a courageous young woman who can fight bravely against…

Book Review: HEEREY KI KAAN (Jasoosi Duniya #13 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Khuafnaak Jungle opens as a man, Randheer Singh arrives at a railway station and informs about a dead body in the jungle. When they place party arrives at the jungle, things are not as reported. Suddenly, there’s firing. One constable gets hurt but the police party saves itself.

Character Profile | Inspector Asif | Jasoosi Duniya | Ibn-e-Safi

Inspector Asif makes his first appearance in Heeray Ki Kaan, with Anwar and Rasheeda. In this, he is only shown as a very senior official in Central Intelligence Bureau. He is lazy, and stupid, if I might add and unable to produce results. There is no mention that he works in the same department as…

Character Profile | Anwar| Jasoosi Duniya | Ibn-e-Safi

Anwar Saeed is a crime reporter in a daily newspaper The Star. Adventurous, obnoxious, disorganized and anti social. Luckily, his suspense stories were the major reason the newspaper sold, so the editors could not fire him either. He knew secrets about many esteeed members of the society – the nobelmen, the police, hotel managers, etc….

Book Review: MAUT KI AANDHI (Jasoosi Duniya #12 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Khuafnaak Jungle opens as a man, Randheer Singh arrives at a railway station and informs about a dead body in the jungle. When they place party arrives at the jungle, things are not as reported. Suddenly, there’s firing. One constable gets hurt but the police party saves itself.

Book Review: PAHAROAN KI MALIKA (Jasoosi Duniya #11 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Plot Summary A brass statue about three inches long… Tibetan’s commiting suicide to guard the statue… Faridi’s obsession about knowing the truth of the very statue that his father once possessed… Faridi and Hameed arrive at Ramgadh where the statue was found. They run into Julia and Arthur, two british peeps. Faridi and Arthur have…