The Only Crime in the World

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic


Good guy, bad guy - what if I told you these two men never existed? When a life is taken at 2:30 AM on Saturday, December 21st in the city of Mumbai, all hell breaks loose. This is the story of
that murder - and the bloodbath, revenge, and revelations that follow twenty-four hours immediately afterwards. Law enforcement courts the devil and a vigilante group tries to establish justice.
Peace is lost, and innocence? Forever destroyed.

Table of Contents

Two Months Later, Part 1 - Foreword

Submitted: February 13, 2018

The only crime in the world is to be innocent. It’s so damn unfair, to be a cut above the rest, with no skeletons in your closet nor ... Read Chapter

Saturday December 21st, 2:30 AM

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I was twenty-two years old and I was walking down a narrow street that reeked of booze and piss. I was on my rounds, baton in my belt, ... Read Chapter

Saturday December 21st, 6:07 AM

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  The beautiful man smiled at himself in the mirror.   He was twenty-six years old, with dark auburn hair (a ra... Read Chapter

Saturday December 21st, 5:45 AM

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A few hours after 3:30 AM, I returned back to my flat and fell face-down on my bed. My mind was swirling with thoughts. I imagined this... Read Chapter

Saturday December 21st, 6:37 AM

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The alleyway diverged from the main street to the fateful staircase that marked my decline. The narrow street was as deserted during th... Read Chapter

Saturday December 21st, 8:01 AM

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Voices. Male voices. Laughing, cussing. The clinking of glasses against a wooden surface. I could not move my arms or legs, and I felt ... Read Chapter

Saturday December 21st, 9:33 AM

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The sky was greyish white. I must have been in the Himalayas, because it was snowing. I was lying on my side in the snow, my legs spraw... Read Chapter

Saturday December 21st, 7:28 PM

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“D’you think he’s awake?”   “Hmph. A newbie, getting a whole room to himself.”   “Shut up, you ... Read Chapter

Saturday December 21st, 8:15 AM

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Mahesh laughed and spat, letting the flecks of his red-stained saliva fly and hit the wall across him.   It had been fun, ... Read Chapter

Saturday December 21st, 8:14 PM

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Night had fallen again. I was twenty-two years old and I was walking through a narrow alleyway that reeked of booze and piss. This time... Read Chapter

Saturday December 21st, 9:06 PM

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“Everyone, settle down.” The voice of the samosa man, Rajaji, blared above the chatter. I entered the hall with Lalita’s finger... Read Chapter

Saturday December 21st, 9:43 PM

Submitted: February 13, 2018

The court was shortly dismissed after the body of the shopkeeper was carried out. Lalita was still crying.   I searched fo... Read Chapter

Sunday December 22cnd, 12:32 AM

Submitted: February 13, 2018

“Manu. Manu? Wake up, Manu.”   I felt groggy and tired. I slowly opened my eyes. I was lying on Sakuni’s bed. Sakuni... Read Chapter

Two Months Later, Part 2 - Epilogue

Submitted: February 13, 2018

I dream of him every night.   I dream of him tied against the pole in that basement, red whip marks covering his body, his... Read Chapter