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Middle Time

4.44 of 5 stars 4.44  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A novel spanning two centuries-a mystery, a quest, a puzzle
Hardcover, 313 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Niyogi Books (first published January 30th 2011)
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Sahasranaman M S
Middle Time is a very well written murder mystery taking place in modern day Chennai, with an interwoven backstory happening in the Vijayanagara Empire dating back to 16th century. Both the main story and the back story are very interesting on their own, but you won't be able to make out the relation between them until near the end.

The first attraction is that the main plot is based in Chennai, the city that I know best. It was fun mapping geographical descriptions of the city with the real thin...more
Allizabeth Collins

Maya is a present day Chennai-based lawyer who is investigating the mysterious death of her client, Tulsi - but everyone is a suspect; including Tulsi's mother, husband, and daughter, who act strangely about her demise. So, in order to find the truth, Maya goes into sleuth-mode and finds a metal box under a mattress that contains an old paperback diary. Little does she know, that the book will transport her to sixteenth century India where a temple dancer, Achale, is investigating a...more
Feb 14, 2013 Psmith rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: mystery and history buffs
Recommended to Psmith by: author
It was a good book, though there are a few grammatical and editorial blips. I loved the 'weaving of modern into ancient' narration style. Came to know a lot about the 16th century kings and fiefdom. I was hampered by the fact that I dont have much knowledge of South Indian history of that time, and I couldnot recollect all their names, alliances and enmities. SO it was pretty confusing. I came to know a lot about the devadasis of the time, and surprisingly there was much sexual freedom in those...more
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