V eteran author Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay launched author Victor Ghoshe’s latest book Paranormal 2 at Oxford bookstore recently. Paranormal 2, an anthology of ghost and paranormal stories, is Ghose’s fourth Bengali book, after the roaring success of two of his international English bestsellers — The Job Charnock Riddle and Tomb of God. The book assimilates stories such as Lockdown E, Piche Piche Ghore, Raat Nijhum, Kaaktaliyo, Jogu Chowdhuryr Bagaan, Lekha, Concurrence, Sawmantoraal, Death Time Clinic and Kaal Prokkhep, which are a treat for readers of the horror genre. “Paranormal 1, released in 2019, brought brilliant responses from readers from all over the world through the Covid-19 lockdown. This book reached out to rural households that didn’t have a proper address. The Kindle and e-book versions have been downloaded from every corner of the world (Europe, the US, Australia, and Asia Pacific) and that was the time I started getting emails sharing how they enjoyed my book during the toughest time of their confined lives. They laughed, smiled, read and re-read to their families. Thus, Paranormal 2 happened on request, to be precise. I took one whole year to write the stories and all the illustrations and here it is for the world which I am sure my readers will thoroughly enjoy,” said Ghoshe, who primarily writes in the historical thriller and paranormal genres.