Crime

  • Shanay Bansal, a young and successful entrepreneur, is looking forward to his engagement with Afsana Agarwal. But a few weeks before the engagement, he receives a mysterious voice message from someone from Afsana's past. Curious, Shanay plays the voice message and through those many other such messages, a different world from the past opens up about a beautiful relationship that got broken due to a terrible lie. Half Torn Hearts is a coming-of-age tale of three layered individuals coming in terms with their first loss, which bares the devil that we all possess but are scared of encountering and which eventually becomes the cause of our own ruins.

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    • Paperback: 224 pages
    • Publisher: Penguin (14 February 2019)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0143442694
    • ISBN-13: 978-0143442691
    • Package Dimensions: 19.2 x 13.4 x 2.6 cm
  • "They are here and will probably reach your location in another 10 minutes," answered a shaky voice on the phone. "Good! Good! Keep track of them and don't lose sight of them. See you in a bit," replied Arjun. As soon he disconnected the call, his stern gaze broke into a devilish grin as he announced to his accomplices, "The hunt begins." Based on real events, The Highway Mafia is a political-crime fiction book that shows the transformation of a young businessman, who has an unexpected encounter with one of the most dreaded mafia groups in the country. Find out what happens, when a secular youngster decides to choose the path of progressive activism to fight a multibillion-dollar worth organized crime of cattle trafficking that rely on political clout and black money to smuggle cattle.

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    • Paperback: 278 pages
    • Publisher: Notion Press, Inc.; 1 edition (3 November 2017)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1946869406
    • ISBN-13: 978-1946869401
    • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
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    Indraneel ‘Neel’ Ray is a perfectly ordinary ex-advertising man who has recently bid farewell to his successful career to write the great Indian novel. He hasn’t quite begun writing it, but he knows he will, soon enough. In the meantime, he keeps himself busy with the occasional flirtation with attractive women and his regular dalliance with alcohol. One morning, he comes to on the streets of New Delhi, disheveled, nursing a huge hangover, and with no memory of what transpired the night before. The television and the newspapers tell him that he spent last night allegedly murdering the son of a prominent politician and boss of the region’s land mafia. Apparently, all the evidence is stacked against him. He himself doesn’t remember killing anyone and can’t think of any reason why he would. Now Neel is on the run, with the police pursuing him at every turn to arrest him, and a gang of mysterious goons hot on his heels to abduct and eliminate him, for reasons he doesn’t know. His friends have deserted him and the only person he can turn to for help is his ex-girlfriend, who is probably still mad at him for wrecking their relationship. Runaway is the rollicking, breathless tale of Neel’s frantic attempts to stay ahead of his pursuers, to remember what happened on that fateful night, to establish his innocence, and to stay alive while doing all that.

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    • Paperback
    • Publisher: HALF BAKED BEANS (3 July 2018)
    • ASIN: B07F7BTLQD
  • Inspired by true events, this riveting narrative traces the lives of Safeena Malik, Deewan Bhat and Bilal Ahanagar, three childhood friends who grow up in an atmosphere of peace and amity in Srinagar, Kashmir, until the night of 20 January 1990 changes it all. While Deewan is forced to flee from his home, Safeena’s mother becomes ‘collateral damage’ and Bilal has to embrace a wretched life of poverty and fear. The place they called paradise becomes a battleground and their friendship struggles when fate forces them to choose sides against their will. Twenty years later destiny brings them to a crossroads again, when they no longer know what is right and what is wrong. While both compassion and injustice have the power to transform lives, will the three friends now choose to become sinful criminals or pacifist saints?The Tree with a Thousand Apples is a universal story of cultures, belongingness, revenge and atonement. The stylized layered format, fast-paced narration and suspenseful storytelling makes for a powerful, gripping read.

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    • Hardcover: 284 pages
    • Publisher: Niyogi Books; First edition (15 November 2016)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 9385285513
    • ISBN-13: 978-9385285516
    • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 2.4 x 22.3 cm
  • Are crimes and mental illness related? Is your mind under your control? Is your life an illusion created by you? Dakshesh, an old man in Sirubari village suffering from cancer, wishes to be released from excruciating pain. His journey takes him to the three monks, known for miraculous healing and life transformation. He discovers they are no saints, but hardened criminals. The three monks - Rizwan, Murli, Joseph - narrate stories of unprecedented savagery that would make even the most cold-hearted criminals look down with shame. The dark stories of the three monks leave Dakshesh gasping, but there is something about their dishonorable lives that relieves Dakshesh from his pain.
    • Paperback: 330 pages
    • Publisher: Notion Press; First edition (2017)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1946714984
    • ISBN-13: 978-1946714985
    • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Everyone has secrets . . . but is hers the most shocking? Orphaned at birth, seventeen-year-old Sahil has always blamed himself for his parents' death. He has little interest in life until he meets the enigmatic Anya in a chance encounter during the Shimla fest. Soon he falls head over heels in love with her, but Anya doesn't reciprocate his feelings. An accident leaves him in a coma and when he wakes up he makes a startling discovery-he can read minds! Now he can find out what goes on in Anya's mind and maybe, just maybe, make her fall in love with him. But is Anya all she seems? Or is she hiding something? Deliciously plotted, full of morbid secrets and startling revelations, Secretly Yours will make you question what you see and who you trust.

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    • Paperback: 280 pages
    • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited; Latest edition (16 June 2016)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0143425919
    • ISBN-13: 978-0143425915
    • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 1.8 x 13.3 cm
  • What happens when you have to choose between faith and logic? Temples are places of worship, oceans of tranquillity or so everyone thinks, till a series of murders threatens to destroy the carefully cultivated reputation of the royal family of Thiruvananthapuram. And when fingers point towards the opening of the hitherto sealed vaults at the Padmanabha Swamy Temple that is under the control of the royals, all hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, a heist at the Wafi Mall in Dubai leads investigators to uncover a massive racket in the smuggling of antiques from the ruins of temples in south India. Things only get murkier when multiple blasts in Mumbai shake the very foundations of the diamond trade in the country.

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    • Paperback: 288 pages
    • Publisher: Penguin Random House India (28 June 2017)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0143425730
    • ISBN-13: 978-0143425731
    • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1.5 cm