Book Review: Betrayal in Time by Julie McElwain (Kendra Donovan #4)

Betrayal in time by Julie McElwain

The latest Julie McElwain book, Betrayal in Time, takes its readers back to the 19th Century England, where Kendra Donovan is reminiscing about her past life in the future while learning and getting used to being more lady-like in the past. When Bow Street Runner Sam Kelly is called to an old church where a chase led a policeman right to the body of a prominent personality, he feared there might be more to the murder than what he could see with his own eyes. When the mortician discovered some strange signs on the naked dead man’s body, Sam knew immediately whom he […] Read more »

Book Review: Caught in Time by Julie McElwain

Caught in Time Kendra Donovan Julie McElwain

Caught in Time by Julie McElwain is the third novel in the Kendra Donovan historical mystery series with a time-travel element. I first started reading this series because it was advertised as a time-travel mystery. I love both time travel and murder mysteries, so I was pretty sure I would be in for a wild ride. The first book, A Murder in Time, was indeed a time-travel story. Kendra Donovan, an FBI agent, while pursuing a villain, jumps through a wormhole that takes her to 1815 to England. In the first book, it was all about her adjusting to her […] Read more »

Jacks Are Wild by Monique Martin (Saving Time #1)

Jacks are Wild by Monique Martin

Jacks Are Wild is the first book in the new series by Monique Martin, titled Saving Time. Before I continue with the review, a bit about the history of the author’s books. Monique Martin has become popular through her Out of Time historical time-travel series. I’ve read all the books, however I haven’t reviewed them on Mystery Sequels, because they are not within the scope of the site. Sure, there is adventure involved in each book, but still, they’re not truly crime mystery novels. Then enter Saving Time. This new series follows Jack, one of the main characters in Out […] Read more »

A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain (Kendra Donovan #2)

A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain

The second book in the Kendra Donovan time-travel mystery series, A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain, picks up where the first book ended. In short, Kendra is stuck in 1815 at Aldridge Castle, trying in vain to return to the 21st Century. I have not reviewed the first book on Mystery Sequels, because that book is first of all time-travel story with little mystery involved, however A Twist in Time is a historical mystery worth talking about on a site dedicated to mystery novels. Here is a brief synopsis of the first book for those who want to read book […] Read more »

The One Man by Andrew Gross

The One Man by Andrew Gross

The One Man is a standalone novel by the author Andrew Gross, a book which takes us back to the second World War and one man’s efforts to rescue someone who can literally change the course of history. Nathan Blum is a Polish Jew who left his country with a very important mission: to bring out of the country a very valuable sacred Jewish script so that it doesn’t fall in the Nazis hands, who would just destroy it. He has always been good at hiding and finding hidden spots and pathways in his neighborhood in order to escape the Nazis, so […] Read more »

A Curious Beginning By Deanna Raybourn (Veronica Speedwell Mystery #1)

A Curious Beginning is the first book by Deanna Raybourn in the Veronica Speedwell historical crime mystery series. It’s been a while since I’ve read this book – back in August during my summer holidays, but several books which I had to read and review from before took chronological priority. Finally here I am, putting my thoughts on this book to virtual paper. Veronica’s time is the turn of the century in the Victorian England, but she is way ahead of her time in every sense of the word. Veronica is independent, pragmatic and blessed with a scientific mind which makes her extremely curious and willing to learn, rather […] Read more »

The Pale House by Luke McCallin (Gregor Reinhardt #2)

The Pale House by Luke McCallin

The Pale House is the second book in the Gregor Rinhardt historical crime fiction series by the author Luke McCallin. I received a copy with a request to read and review, so as  I was just going on holidays abroad, I took the book with me to read there on my iPad. Before I start the review, let me just preface with the note that the books in the series are best read in order. Even though the actual story is different from the one before, there are many things (especially at the beginning of the book) that point to […] Read more »