By Aditya Chakrabarty(25 May 2013)
Gogol is no ordinary sleuth. He carries the ‘What Not Bag’ which includes things like compass, magnifying glass,a tab and other things which come in handy when he goes to solve cases. He is also an expert in karate. Though the story was initially written in the 70s, yet it has been 'modernized' to make it more contemporary and appealing to the younger generation.
This time Gogol goes to Puri to spend summer holidays with his mother and U.S returned father and come across Mandar Villa or ‘Hanabari’ as it is better known, a deserted and haunted house which catches his attention from day one as he had heard before about it before. His curiosity drives him to it where Neil Senapati ,a 'sceptologist' whom he come across tries his best to drive him away from it. Gogol finds there is more it. Ultimately he is kidnapped by Neil at Hanabari after an unsuccessful attempt before , but he is later rescued by Ashok Thakur ,a private detective who is closely following the developments and is after Neil Senapati who turns out to be Amrit,a notorious drug smuggler who had kidnapped Gogol as he suspected Gogol to be in possession of a rare diamond,a ‘Shah diamond’, one of 3 left in the world which had been passed on to Gogol ‘s bag by one of Amrit’s men without Gogol’s knowledge.