The Laughing Corpse
by Ibne Safi translated from the Urdu by Shamsur Rahman Faruqi Jasusi Dunya #62
The beautiful Saeeda Rahman, a typist at the firm of James & Bartley, learns that her long-lost uncle has died in Jamaica and named her as the sole inheritor of his huge estate. Suddenly all the city’s richest young men are competing for her attention. But when she’s kidnapped during a scuffle at a popular restaurant, it’s up to Colonel Faridi and Captain Hameed to find out who’s responsible...
Welcome to Ibne Safi’s Jasusi Dunya, an intricately demented world of larger-than-life villains, mad genius detectives, and beautiful femmes fatales. With a huge cult following among readers in both India and Pakistan, this series spans 125 novels published between 1952 and 1979. They remain some of the bestselling books in Urdu even today.