A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain

By Julie McElwain

While magnificent FBI agent Kendra Donovan stumbles again in time and unearths herself in a nineteenth century English fort less than risk from a vicious serial killer, she scrambles to unravel the case sooner than it takes her life—200 years earlier than she was once even born.

Beautiful and very good, Kendra Donovan is a emerging celebrity on the FBI. but her route to expert luck hits a velocity bump in the course of a disastrous raid the place part her crew 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 liable for the deaths of her teammates.

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

Mistaken for a lady's maid employed to assist with weekend visitors, Kendra is pressured to fast adapt to the period of time until eventually she will determine how she received there; and, extra importantly, the way to come back domestic. although, after the physique of a tender woman is located at the broad grounds of the county property, she starts off to believe there's a few goal to her extraordinary conditions. Stripped of her twenty-first century instruments, Kendra needs to use her wits on my own for you to unmask a crafty madman.

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Daß es für einen Ochsen bei dieser Hitze kein reines Vergnügen ist meilenweit über Land zu trotten und Staub zu schlucken, versteht sich ja wohl von selbst noch dazu, wenn man's nicht gewöhnt ist. Jedenfalls bin ich nicht böse gewesen, als Blaschke im Osslinger Kretscham einkehrte. ‹ ruft der Kretschmer, wie er uns kommen sieht, ›der Herr Vetter aus Kamenz! ‹ ›Dem können wir abhelfend, meint der Kretschmer. ›Komm in die Schankstube an den Herrentisch! « Andrusch spießte ein großes Stück Speck aufs Messer und schnupperte dran, bevor er es in den Mund schob und fortfuhr: »Sie haben mich in den Stall gebracht, der Kretschmer von Oßling hat nach der Stallmagd gerufen.

Was aber, zum Satan, war in den sie eskortierenden Leutnant gefahren, daß er den Schlingeln auf seinem Säbel voransprengte, den er sich wie ein Steckenpferd zwischen die Beine geklemmt hatte! Angesichts dieses höchst würdelosen Verhaltens eines kursächsischen Offiziers fiel es kaum ins Gewicht, daß sich auch dessen Leute einschließlich Tambour und Korporal nicht entblödeten, bei der Hopserei mitzumachen. « kommandierte Tonda, nachdem sie den Marsch zu Ende geblasen hatten. Dann bauten die Müllerburschen sich vor dem Obristen auf, schwenkten zum Gruß die Mützen und grinsten ihn an.

Hunger haben wir außerdem. Also aufgetischt, was die Küche hergibt und Bier oder Wein dazu, das ist einerlei, wenn's nur ausreicht - und ausreichen muß es, sonst schlag ich Ihm eigenhändig die Knochen im Leib en tzwei! « Tonda pfiff durch die Zähne, leicht nur und kurz, doch die Mühlknappen in der Stube hörten ihn. Als der Altgesell mit den Werbern die Stube betrat, war sie leer. « - 54 - Während die ungebetenen Gäste sich's in der Gesindestube behaglich machten, die Halsbinden lockerten und die Gamaschen aufknöpften, steckten die Mühlknappen in der Küche die Köpfe zusammen um zu beratschlagen.

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