The bestselling Imran series are Urdu cult classics, now translated into English for the first time. Featuring the eccentric detective title-character, Imran, The House of Fear is the first in this series and opens with the discovery of dead bodies in an abandoned house, each bearing three identical dagger marks, exactly five inches apart. Who could the murderer be? In these two chapters, we begin to find out.
Excerpted with permission from The House of Fear by Ibn-e Safi (Random House 2010)
Translated from the Urdu by BILAL TANWEER
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