A very nice lady named Maia from Pegasus Books recently contacted me about a new book coming our way on April 11th, from author Julie McElwain. Always on the hunt for something new, I checked out the blurb for A Murder in Time, and I have to say it sounds really interesting. I might be completely out there, but I got an In Death-meets-Outlander vibe from what I have seen, and that doesn’t sound like a bad thing.
Once in a while, I try and take a step away from the “traditional” PNR staples of shifters and weres, and I think a time travel book would be fun for a change. And I thought I might give a shout out here…and can I just say, pretty.
Beautiful and brilliant, Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI. Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered, a mole in the FBI is uncovered and she herself is severely wounded. As soon as she recovers, she goes rogue and travels to England to assassinate the man responsible for the deaths of her teammates.
While fleeing from an unexpected assassin herself, Kendra escapes into a stairwell that promises sanctuary but when she stumbles out again, she is in the same place – Aldrich Castle – but in a different time: 1815, to be exact.
Mistaken for a lady’s maid hired to help with weekend guests, Kendra is forced to quickly adapt to the time period until she can figure out how she got there; and, more importantly, how to get back home. However, after the body of a young girl is found on the extensive grounds of the county estate, she starts to feel there’s some purpose to her bizarre circumstances. Stripped of her twenty-first century tools, Kendra must use her wits alone in order to unmask a cunning madman.
I did pester Maia a bit and ask if there is a romantic angle to the story, and she assured me there is. Is anyone else thinking of checking this one out? What are your favorite time-traveling series? Or paranormal mystery series, for that matter?