The June Big Library Read: A Murder in Time

murder_in_timeOverdrive is bringing us the next title in its global book club. The event, known as The Big Library Read features one title that library patrons participating in the event can borrow (at the same time without holds or waiting lists).

This month’s title is A Murder in Time: A Novel (Kendra Donovan Mysteries) by Julie McElwain.

From the description:

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.

The book is available from as part of the  Big Library Read event  from June 23rd to July 7th, 2016. Note that before and after those dates, regular checkout and hold rules apply. You can find more information, including interviews with the author, a sample of the book, a discussion page and a search tool to find a participating library at

The last Big Library Read was in March and featured the book, American Sniper.

A Murder in Time is also available as an ebook at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes and Google Books.

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