A Murder in Time: A Novel (Kendra Donovan Mysteries) - Julie McElwain

A Murder in Time: A Novel (Kendra Donovan Mysteries)

By Julie McElwain

  • Release Date: 2016-04-15
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 31 Ratings


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.


  • A murder in time

    By Hosea610
    Simply amazing. Couldn't put it down as the clever heroine navigates through the past and tries to catch a killer.
  • so glad I gave this a try

    By Toni FGMAMTC
    I’m not an agent for one of the government alphabet agencies, but this woman’s knowledge and behavior feel realistic to me. Often in stories with these types of leads, the protagonist is a little too amazing, but that’s not the case here. Also, not all time travel stories flow so easily. I did notice the killer’s word slip and figure out some in the mystery of the murders, but so much of the mystery did keep me on edge. I plan to continue the series.
  • Excellent read

    By LaurieJN
    Strong female lead,good character development and exceptional action, humor, hard to put down