A well-known lawyer is found dead. Did his Karma catch up with him?
It Waits by Andaleeb Wajid
Trishna was eighteen when she left Dhakara and swore never to come back. But twenty years later, as a widow with two children, she returns to the home in which her family was torn apart by a terrible secret in the basement. The basement beckons, but she resists. Nevertheless, It waits
Murder at the Temple by Madhumita Bhattacharyya
The evening of 8 November 2016, hours after the announcement of demonetization, a woman arrives at a temple to find the priest dead and a donation box stuffed with cash.
The Ghosts of Gurugram Episode #2 by Debeshi Gooptu
Who is the woman on the balcony? Is there something the landlady isn’t telling her about the flat? Tara decides to hire a ghost hunter to find out more.
A Meeting on the Andheri Overbridge by Ambai
A mysterious woman at the Andheri station captures Sudha Gupta’s interest. When Sudha finally coaxes the abandoned woman’s story out of her, she decides to help her reclaim her property
The Dark Road by Mayur Didolkar
A beautiful young athlete goes camping in Pune and ends up dead. Her rich industrialist mentor hires a super-smart private detective, Prasanna Killedar, to investigate. Who would want to beat a young girl to death? In this fast-paced whodunit, evidence can lie and everyone has something to hide.
Dawood Is Dead by Avik Davar
When an Indo-Israeli operation to take out Dawood Ibrahim fails, Officer Nilofer Khan is left the Don’s captive. Another mission rescues her and the Don is killed. But as India celebrates, Pakistan claims that the Don is still alive, planning his biggest attack yet. Can India foil his final assault?
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How to Kill a Billionaire by Rajesh Talwar
When a billionaire’s son goes missing after a young girl commits suicide, a twisted drama ensues in the thirty thousand corridors of a Delhi court, a cat-and-mouse game that brings out the worst in men…
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
Revenge turns deadly when the narrator, Montressor, buries his friend, Fortunato, alive as the result of a perceived insult. Like “The Black Cat” and “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado” is remarkable for being conveyed from the murderer’s perspective.
A pioneer of the short story genre, Poe’s stories typically captured themes of the macabre and included elements of the mysterious. His better-known stories include “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “The Masque of the Red Death” and “The Tell-Tale Heart”.
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Night at the Warehouse by Andaleeb Wajid
Sonia is excited about her secret birthday party at an abandoned warehouse. She is turning 18, and Aryan is coming. It is all fun and flirty until the power goes. Strange creatures begin to walk up the stairs towards their party.
The Ghosts of Gurugram Episode #3 by Debeshi
Bangali Baba, the ghost hunter means business. Will he be able to find out who the woman is and why she keeps appearing in front of Tara?
The Ameer Is Dead by Arif Shamim
In a remote part of northern Pakistan a drone strike hits a nondescript two-storey mud house, killing its inhabitants. Among the dead is Taliban leader Ameer Nusrat, whose body is found with one hand tucked behind his back. What brought the Ameer and his three disparate companions to this fiery end?
Zindagi Live by Priyadarshan
It’s the night of 26/11 in Mumbai but turmoil also finds its way to Delhi when TV news anchor Sulabha and reporter Vishal forget to pick up their son from the office crèche. When they find him missing, they set off on an increasingly desperate search. Will this turn out to be their worst nightmare?
The Little Book of Poisons by Praveen Swami
When a hairdresser in Srinagar’s poshest salon is found shot between the eyes, Farooq Reshi is forced to revisit his early years in the police force
Housemate by Andaleeb Wajid
Leena does not know there is a secret room in her house. Leena does not know there is a secret guest in her house. Leena does not know what lies in store for her when she is alone at her house
Gold Flake by Praveen Swami
Years of working with corrupt cops and compromised militants in war-torn Kashmir has hardened Superintendent Farooq Reshi. But when a serial bomber targets Srinagar, even Reshi’s cynicism is tested.
Nagin by Mayur Didolkar
A woman is stalked by a man she rejects. A housewife discovers a plot to kill her husband. A blind young girl is chased by an underworld gang. But these are no ordinary women. Some of them aren’t even women. This is a spooky, modern take on the ichhadhari nagin legend. You have been warned.
The Ghosts of Gurugram Episode #4 by Debeshi Gooptu
Tara realises why only she can see the ghosts. And now that she knows the truth about Simran, she has to teach the nasty landlady a lesson. Will everything go as planned?
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, the lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own