Sunday, September 6, 2009

Anil Aggarwal's "The Mysterious Old Man" (short story, forensic mystery, free)

Quote from short story titled The Mysterious Old Man by Anil AggarwalAn old man demonstrates a "trick" at a party: just by dipping his right hand fingers in a glass of room-temperature water, he can bring the water to a boil!

A forensic doctor present during the demonstration gets curious, & ends up unraveling the cause of a kind of death that has mystified doctors since antiquity.

Fact sheet.

First published: Spandan, 1989-1990. (Is the online copy a translation from Hindi?)
Rating: B.
Download full text from author's site. (Is it a translation from Hindi?)
Related: Stories of Anil Aggarwal.