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Betrayal in Time: A Novel

Betrayal in Time: A Novel (Hardback)

By McElwain, Julie

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Kendra Donovan's adventures in nineteenth-century England continue when she is called upon to investigate the murder of a spymaster, the first in a set of bizarre killings carried out by a madman.

ISBN 9781643130743
Barcode 9781643130743
Published 23 July 2019 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
Series Kendra Donovan Mysteries (part: 4)
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ISBN-13 9781643130743
ISBN-10 1643130749
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Pegasus Books
Publication Date 23 July 2019
International Publication Date 2 July 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By McElwain, Julie
Series Kendra Donovan Mysteries (part: 4)
Category Literary & Linguistic Reference Works
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 36mm
Weight 550g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fantasy fiction, Historical fiction, London (England), Time travel, Murder - Investigation
NBS Text Encyclopedias & General Reference
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 978825

Description of this Book

February 1816: A race through the icy, twisting cobblestone streets of London ends inside an abandoned church-and a horrific discovery. Bow Street Runner Sam Kelly is called to investigate the grisly murder of Sir Giles Holbrooke, who was left naked and garroted, with his tongue cut out. Yet as perplexing as that crime is, it becomes even stranger when symbols that resemble crosses mysteriously begin to appear across the dead man's flesh during autopsy. Is it a message from the killer? Sam turns to the one person in the kingdom who he believes can answer that question and solve the bizarre murder-the Duke of Aldridge's odd but brilliant ward, Kendra Donovan. While Kendra has been trying to adapt to her new life in the early nineteenth century, she is eager to use her skills as a twenty-first century FBI agent again. And she will need all her investigative prowess, because Sir Giles was not an average citizen. He was one of England's most clever spymasters, whose life had been filled with intrigue and subterfuge. Kendra's return to the gritty streets and glittering ballrooms of London takes her down increasingly dangerous paths. When more bodies are discovered, murdered in the same apparently ritualistic manner as Sir Giles, the American begins to realize that they are dealing with a killer with an agenda, whose mind has been twisted by rage and bitterness so that the price of a perceived betrayal is death.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A treasure. With its engaging characters, vivid and authentic settings, and intriguing mystery, this is the kind of book the reader wishes wouldn't end. Engrossing and enjoyable. The book is fast and fun to read, and watching a modern FBI agent try to solve crimes without any 21st-century tech to help is intriguing.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Julie McElwain has freelanced for numerous publications from professional photography magazines to those following the fashion industry. Currently, Julie is West Coast Editor for Soaps in Depth, a national soap opera magazine covering the No. 1 daytime drama, The Young and the Restless. Her other Kendra Donovan mysteries-A Murder in Time, A Twist in Time, Caught in Time, and Betrayal in Time-are also available from Pegasus Crime. Julie lives in Long Beach, CA.

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