How this Pakistani cop-turned-author’s books are inspired by real-life crimes

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By Adila Matra

Pakistani crime writer Omar Shahid Hamid comes with a lot of know-how of the criminal world. He has been a police officer in Pakistan for 16 years and a senior member of Karachi police’s Counter Terrorism Department. And that familiarity, paired with a knack for words, translate on to the pages of his books.

The Prisoner was the first book that was born out of his five-year sabbatical from the force, and held uncanny resemblances to the underbelly of Karachi–the policemen, politicians and gangsters included. Another book later, Hamid is back with the same grit and a more complex, bone-chilling plot in The Party Worker. Read more

Source: India Today

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