Book Review | KHOONI BADAL | Akram Allahabadi

Non-Review Rant A Goodreads friend suggested Akram Allahabadi and I said why not. I randomly picked this one because it promised to be on the same theme that I have been working on as my first attempt at writing mystery / suspense. Anywho! Plot Summary A top government official is brining top secret papers and…

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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.

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.

Book Review | KHWAB SHEESHE KA | Iffat Sehar Tahir

A big family, one patriarchal system, a lot of evil deeds done by each of the character and a story filled with bizzare, unnecessary and unfathomable cliffhangers, Khwab Sheeshe Ka disappoints on various levels.

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…

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…

Book Review: PUR ASRAR AJNABI (Jasoosi Duniya #9 By Ibn-e-Safi)

An educated farmer, a strange bank robbery where nothing is stolen, two murders and three missing people… Faridi and Hameed are presented with another mystery to solve.

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…

Book Review: Complete Review Jasoosi Duniya Issue 2 (By Ibn-e-Safi)

This review covers the four stories of Jasoosi Duniya Issue #2 – Faridi aur Leonard, Pur Asrar KuwaaN, Khatarnak Boodha and Masnooyi Naak.

Book Review: Complete Review Jasoosi Duniya Issue 1 (By Ibn-e-Safi)

This review covers the four stories of Jasoosi Duniya Issue #1 – Daler Mujrim, Khaufnaak Jungle, Aurat Farosh Ka Qatil and Tijroi Ka Raaz.

Book Review: TIJORI KA RAAZ (Jasoosi Duniya #4 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Aurat Farosh Ka Qatil is a murder mystery laced with some romance between Hameed and Shahnaz. The story, other than providing a mystery to be solved, focuses on various character types prevalent in the society. 

Book Review: AURAT FAROSH KA QATIL (Jasoosi Duniya #3 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Aurat Farosh Ka Qatil is a murder mystery laced with some romance between Hameed and Shahnaz. The story, other than providing a mystery to be solved, focuses on various character types prevalent in the society. 

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.