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A Murder in Time

(2016)
(The first book in the Kendra Donovan Mystery series)
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When brilliant FBI agent Kendra Donovan stumbles back in time and finds herself in a 19th century English castle under threat from a vicious serial killer, she scrambles to solve the case before it takes her life—200 years before she was even born.

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.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Julie McElwain writes like an angel, but it is a devil she chases through the halls of time in this edge-of-the-seat thriller. I was instantly engaged. This is a taut thriller written by a pro. Every page holds a new twist. Prepare for a sleepless night when you pick up this beauty." - Carolyn Haines

"Pitting the skills of a twenty-first century FBI agent against the evil of a nineteenth century English murderer, this novel is a brilliantly imaginative and riveting read." - S D Sykes

"There's nothing old-fashioned about Julie McElwain's daring debut Murder in Time. As FBI agent Kendra Donovan navigates crime scenes from two hundred years in the past, it's hard not to root for her ingenuity and bravado. Who needs DNA to catch a killer? McElwain offers a wickedly entertaining tale of two worlds, combining Jane Austen-worthy intrigue with Alias-style action. This smart book is sure to hook readers from any era." - Erica Wright


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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Murder In Time (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series)
Author(s): Julie McElwain
ISBN: 1-4104-9243-5 / 978-1-4104-9243-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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April 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Murder in Time: A Novel (Kendra Donovan Mystery Series)
Author(s): Julie McElwain
ISBN: 1-60598-974-6 / 978-1-60598-974-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Crime
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Paperback Editions

May 2021 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Murder in Time: A Kendra Donovan Mystery (Kendra Donovan Mystery Series)
Author(s): Julie McElwain
ISBN: 1-64313-761-1 / 978-1-64313-761-2 (USA edition)
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April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Murder in Time: A Novel (Kendra Donovan Mystery Series)
Author(s): Julie McElwain
ISBN: 1-68177-363-5 / 978-1-68177-363-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Crime
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Audio Editions

March 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Murder in Time: A Novel (The Kendra Donovan Mysteries): 1
Author(s): Julie McElwain
ISBN: 1-66527-373-9 / 978-1-66527-373-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor and Blackstone Publishing
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Murder in Time Lib/E (Kendra Donovan Mysteries Lib/E)
Author(s): Julie McElwain
ISBN: 1-66527-371-2 / 978-1-66527-371-8 (USA edition)
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Murder in Time: A Novel: 1 (Kendra Donovan Mysteries)
Author(s): Julie McElwain
ISBN: 1-5159-1975-7 / 978-1-5159-1975-9 (USA edition)
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Murder in Time: A Novel: 1 (Kendra Donovan Mysteries)
Author(s): Julie McElwain
ISBN: 1-5159-6975-4 / 978-1-5159-6975-4 (USA edition)
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Murder in Time: Kendra Donovan Mysteries Series, Book 1
Author(s): Julie McElwain
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Murder in Time: Kendra Donovan Mysteries Series, Book 1
Author(s): Julie McElwain
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Murder in Time: Kendra Donovan Mysteries Series, Book 1
Author(s): Julie McElwain
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Murder in Time: Kendra Donovan Mysteries Series, Book 1
Author(s): Julie McElwain
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Murder in Time: A Novel (Kendra Donovan Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Julie McElwain
Publisher: Pegasus Crime
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April 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Murder in Time: A Novel (Kendra Donovan Mystery Series Book 1)
Author(s): Julie McElwain
Publisher: Pegasus Crime
Availability: Amazon UK