Ibn-e-Safi: the first author I “knew”

Introduction to Ibn-e-Safi No, I didn’t literally know him. He had passed away long before I was born. I know him as in I read so much of him at such young age that I gradually started to remember his name. This guy writes good stories. As kids, we don’t think about who wrote the…

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Character Profile: Captain Sajid Hameed

Note: This is a work in progress page and will be updated as I re-read and review every story. I would like to put a disclaimer. This is only my perception of the lovely and charming character of Captain Hameed. Don’t be offended by my opinion. Cheers! This post will list everything we know about…

Character Profile: Colonel Ahmed Kamal Faridi

Note: This is a work in progress page and will be updated as I re-read and review every story. I would like to put a disclaimer. This is only my perception of the character. Don’t be offended by my opinion. Cheers! This post will list everything we know about Colonel Ahmed Kamal Faridi. 1. Dilaer…

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…

Character Profile: Inspector Jagdish (Jasoosi Duniya)

Inspector Jagdish Kumar makes his first appearance in Aurat Farosh Ka Qatil. One of the sub-inspectors who arrive at the crime scene is Jagdish Kumar, who is attentive to what Faridi has to say. He later became a recurring character in other Jasoosi Duniya novels. The older sub-inspector Sinha tries to steal the credit of Faridi’s…

Book Review: AHMAQON KA CHAKKAR (Jasoosi Duniya #10 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Plot Summary Two buildings in a middle of nowhere, seemingly clean businesses, but a load of crap going on under the good. Ahmaqon Ka Chakkar has quite a twisted story line. The Beginning The story begins in a cozy setting as Faridi, Hameed, Shahnaz, and a few of Hameed’s friends (Ashraf, Sheena, Suraiyya etc) are planning…

Character Profile: Jabar (Jasoosi Duniya)

Jabar is a man who kills for pleasure. He had worked for Germany in the second world war just to fulfill his thirst for blood. Jabar is an expert of poisons and is into Chemistry. He has lost his nose during some scientific experiment. He makes an appearance in Khatarnak Boodha and kills himself in the sequel Masnooyi Naak. Appearances:…

Character Profile: Ghazala Rasheed ZamaaN (Jasoosi Duniya)

Ghazala Rasheed ZamaaN is a princess, who was blackmailed by Leonard for her alleged affair with her private secretary. When she received threats from Leonard, she seeks help from Faridi. She’s daughter of Nawab Rasheed-ul-Zaman, and has heard about Faridi from Nawab Wajahat Mirza and Doctor Shaukat, from Daler Mujrim. She first made her appearance in Faridi aur…

Character Profile: Tariq (Jasoosi Duniya)

He’s Arab, a multi lingual and knows the oldest languages. He is mysterious as nobody knows his background, his past or present. Some speculate that he roams around the world treasure-hunting. He lives a luxurious life without any obvious means of income. His eyes, especially, make him different.  It is revealed in later stories that…

Book Review: KHUAFNAAK JUNGLE (Jasoosi Duniya #2 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: DALER MUJRIM (Jasoosi Duniya #1 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Daler Mujrim gives just a glimpse of the ultimate detective in the making. He is observant, notices and remembers the tiniest details about every damn thing. However, he doesn’t have the extreme control over his feelings. He is still vulnerable and cannot deal with creeps or creepy surroundings.