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Just Killing Time

(The first book in the Clock Shop Mystery series)
A novel by

Agatha Award Best First Book (nominee)
First in a new cozy series that ticks with excitement and mystery!

Ruth Clagan may be an expert clockmaker, but she's always had a tendency to lose track of time. And when trying to solve a murder, every minute counts...

Ruth's beloved grandfather instilled in her a love of timepieces. Unfortunately after her grandmother died and he remarried, Ruth and Grandpa Thom became estranged. She's wanted to reconnect after her recent divorce, but sadly they've run out of time. Her grandfather has been found dead after a break-in at his shop - and the police believe he was murdered.

Now Ruth has been named the heir to Grandpa Thom's clock shop, the Cog & Sprocket, in the small Berkshire town of Orchard, Massachusetts. As soon as she moves into the small apartment above the shop and begins tackling the heaps of unfinished work, Ruth finds herself trying to stay on the good side of Grandpa's bossy gray cat, Bezel, while avoiding the step-grandmother she never wanted. But as old secrets and grudges start to surface, Ruth will have to kick into high gear to solve the killer case before someone else winds up dead...

Genre: Cozy Mystery
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Just Killing Time (A Clock Shop Mystery)
Author(s): Julianne Holmes
ISBN: 0-425-27552-3 / 978-0-425-27552-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Just Killing Time (A Clock Shop Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Julianne Holmes
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU