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Caught in time : a Kendra Donovan mystery / Julie McElwain.

McElwain, Julie (author.).

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General Note: Sequel to: A twist in time.
Sequel to: A murder in time.
Summary, etc.: October 1815: There is only one place Kendra Donovan wants to travel--back to her own time period in the twenty-first century. But since that's not happening, she agrees instead to travel with her new guardian, the Duke of Aldridge, to one of his smaller estates in Lancashire. Their journey takes them through Yorkshire, a region whose breathtaking beauty masks a simmering violence brought on by the Industrial Revolution, which pits mill owner against worker. When Kendra and the Duke encounter a band of Luddites on a lonely, fog-shrouded road, the Duke informs the authorities in the nearby village of East Dingleford that mischief may have been done at the local mill. However, it isn't just mischief but murder that is discovered, when the body of the mill manager, Mr. Stone, is found brutally bludgeoned to death in his office. The Constable is certain the radical-minded Luddites committed the murder. One look at the crime scene and Kendra knows they did not, prompting the Duke to shock the locals by volunteering their services to catch the real killer. Joined by lover Alec and Bow Street Runner Sam Kelly, Kendra must sort through the puzzle of Stone's rather unsavory life, picking apart alibies and dissecting carefully created deceptions from a growing list of suspects. As a special agent for the FBI, Kendra thought she'd encountered every kind of evil. But when another, even more vicious murder rocks East Dingleford, Kendra realizes that they're dealing with a stone-cold killer--one who has a shocking secret that he will do anything to protect.
Subject: Time travel Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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Caught in Time : A Novel
Caught in Time : A Novel
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It's 1815, and FBI agent Kendra Donovan is still stuck in the past. (An incident in the twenty-first century sent her plummeting back through time.) While she tries to figure out some way to get back to her own time and place, now she's living in England, ward of the Duke of Aldridge, secret lover of the duke's nephew Alec. And because an FBI agent doesn't stop solving crimes just because she's hurled 200 years into the past, when a man is murdered in a village in Yorkshire, Kendra brings all her skills to bear to find the killer and, as it turns out, to learn something shocking about her own predicament. Although the bare-bones premise is similar to that of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series (modern-day woman is transported to the past), the execution is quite different; where Gabaldon's novel is designed as a fantasy, McElwain's is a solidly constructed crime novel with a little time travel. And it sure is fun to watch Kendra use modern-day forensic and investigative techniques in a time when crime solving was a rudimentary science.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist

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Set in 1815, McElwain's uneven third Kendra Donovan mystery (after 2017's A Twist in Time) takes the Duke of Aldridge and unwilling time traveler and FBI profiler Kendra Donovan, who poses as his American ward, to Yorkshire. En route to the duke's estate, fog forces them to stop in the small town of East Dingleford, where they learn that Harry Stone, the debauched and sadistic manager of a nearby textile mill, has been murdered. Though the constable assumes Stone was killed by the Luddites who have just vandalized the factory, Kendra's forensic expertise suggests otherwise. Stone has myriad enemies, and the brutal murder of his wife further widens the field of suspects. Kendra bucks resistance to her gender as she interviews villagers, from the mill's titled owner to a woman Stone harassed. Contemptuous of Regency mores and boorish by any era's standards, Kendra remains the series' weak point. Happily, the closing scenes hint at the emergence of a less heavy-handed portrayal. Series fans will look forward to the next installment. Agent: Jill Grosjean, Jill Grosjean Literary Agency. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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