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Mysterious Incidents At Lone Rock

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Professor Rich Harrison and his colleague from India Chinni Roy have been invited for a relaxing weekend at Lone Rock, an estate in the country owned by an female friend of Rich's. While Rich anticipates the trip, Chinni is thinking about murder. That's not surprising. After all, he was a police detective in India, so he's always prepared for the worst, carrying his detect ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 18th 2008 by Heartsong Presents
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J.Aleksandr Wootton
Nov 13, 2020 rated it liked it
I liked this book in spite of itself.

We can admit the title is bland. Would never have picked it up if I hadn't attended a professional writing seminar taught by the author some 25 years ago.

The story itself was well-put-together, especially from a technical standpoint. Structurally, the events play out just right to keep the reader engaged and guessing, with various confounding factors turning up to shift the balance of the equation. Our main sleuth, Chinni Roy, is an engaging character. I woul
"A murder--it is like a math problem, you see." ~Chinni Roy

In Mysterious Incidents at Lone Rock by Rajendra Pillai, Chinni Roy, a visiting scholar and former police detective from India, gets the chance to prove his theories about murder. He and his host, Professor Rich Harrison, are invited to spend a "relaxing" weekend in the country at the home of the university's Dean, Roberta Glasson. Roberta is a long-time friend of Harrison's and has arranged a house party at her estate, Lone Rock. Includ
Ken Bickley
Mar 29, 2014 rated it liked it
This was apparently projected to be the first in a series of Chinni Roy mysteries, but no others have yet been published (to my knowledge). The author, a pastor, has combined Christian testimony with a murder mystery in an engaging story that could, perhaps, have been better written. Still, as noted, it will hold your attention and keep you guessing right to the end. His Hindu detective, Chinni Roy, is an interesting character who may yet be converted to Christianity. All in all, I liked it.
The Good: Gentle mystery. Kept me trying to guess what was significant about certain clues. Excellent job with the distractors. A real eye-popper at the end.

The Bad: Some things seemed to be forced into the story -- almost as an afterthought.

The Ugly: Nothing ugly about this one.
joyce lynn
Aug 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
good mystery w/ lots of twists and unexpected turns. the murderer is definitely NOT who you think it is!

book/character style of figuring out "whodunit" reminds me of Peter Falk and the old Columbo series

would read more by this author
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