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

When amazing FBI agent Kendra Donovan stumbles again in time and reveals herself in a nineteenth century English fortress less than chance from a vicious serial killer, she scrambles to unravel the case ahead of it takes her life―200 years earlier than she used to be even born.

appealing and fantastic, Kendra Donovan is a emerging megastar on the FBI. but her route to expert luck hits a velocity bump in the course of a disastrous raid the place part her staff is murdered, a mole within the FBI is exposed and he or she herself is significantly wounded. once she recovers, she is going rogue and travels to England to assassinate the fellow accountable for the deaths of her teammates.

whereas fleeing from an unforeseen murderer herself, Kendra escapes right into a stairwell that supplies sanctuary but if she stumbles out back, she is within the similar position - Aldrich citadel - yet in a special time: 1815, to be exact.

fallacious for a lady's maid employed to assist with weekend visitors, Kendra is pressured to quick adapt to the period of time until eventually she will work out how she obtained there; and, extra importantly, the best way to come again domestic. even though, after the physique of a tender lady is located at the large grounds of the county property, she starts off to think there is a few objective to her strange situations. Stripped of her twenty-first century instruments, Kendra needs to use her wits by myself so as to unmask a crafty madman.

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However it wishes ironing. ” “Oh, yet we’re in an ’urry, Mrs. Beeton,” Rose protested. “Mrs. Danbury—” “Would wish her employees to appear first rate. ” spotting defeat, Rose let loose a breath. “Oh, aye. yet Mrs. Danbury says she’s to ’elp with the nuncheon. and woman Atwood ’as a bee in her bonnet to set it up down through the lake. Monsieur Anton is concerned in regards to the ’ole factor. ” “Monsieur Anton is mostly worried. He’s French. ” Mrs. Beeton speedily exchanged the gown at the counter for the maid’s uniform. “You’ll discover a cap and apron within the 3rd drawer, Rose. Maggie, convey me the iron. ” Kendra didn’t recognize a lot approximately ironing—she’d constantly dropped her laundry off on the dry purifier round the nook from her apartment—but she discovered this used to be a much more onerous strategy. with out electrical energy, the iron needed to be consistently reheated within the fire. Rose was once starting to glance frightened by the point the uniform ultimately met Mrs. Beeton’s approval. She got rid of it from the counter and passed it to Kendra. “You can get back for adjustments while there’s time. You’re a mite smaller than Jenny, so we’ll have to nip within the waist. Jenny did love Cook’s muffins. ” “Thank you, ma’am. ” Rose was once already on the door. “Come alongside, leave out. ” within the bedchamber, Kendra become the recent uniform. whereas Rose hung up her discarded costume, she wear the apron and mop cap. not able to withstand, she checked out herself within the small swivel reflect, and approximately sighed. “You glance a formal maid,” Rose stated with an encouraging smile. “My mom and dad will be so proud. ” “W’ot? ” “Nothing. ” She pressed her thumb and index finger to the bridge of her nostril. remain calm. remain concentrated. “How lengthy have you ever been at Aldridge fort, Rose? ” she requested as they went backtrack the servants’ stairs. “Ooh, on the grounds that i used to be ten. Me sister labored as a scullery maid, and whilst she bettered ’erself, I bought ’ired on by means of Mrs. Danbury. ” “Where’s your loved ones? ” “They stay down the line. Me pa has a box he has a tendency for ‘Is Grace. Me brothers ’elp ’im. I pass over me sister, who went off to London. I ’ave one other sister that married an officer within the military, and lives in Colchester now. Then there’s the wee ones—” “Good God. what percentage brothers and sisters do you've got? ” “Fourteen. I ’ave six brothers and 8 sisters. ’Ow many brothers and sisters do you ’ave, pass over? ” “None. ” Rose appeared astounded. “No brothers and sisters! no longer a one? used to be your ma ailing, too? ” “No. Busy. She and my father divorced. He remarried and has youngsters via his moment spouse. So i guess I do have siblings. A brother and sister. ” “Divorced? ” If something, Rose regarded much more astounded. And a bit appalled. “I don’t understand a person ’oo’s divorced! ” Kendra discovered she used to be conversing an excessive amount of. existence, societal mores, and other people could switch within the subsequent 2 hundred years in ways in which Rose may possibly by no means desire to appreciate, and that Kendra might by no means desire to provide an explanation for. She used to be thankful after they arrived back on the kitchen. prepare dinner instantly homed in on them, directing Rose to the pastry room and Kendra to the reduce employees eating room.

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