A Trail Through Time (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #4) - Jodi Taylor

The fourth book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea.

Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it “time travel” — these historians “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” And they aren’t your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets.

The Chronicles of St. Mary’s tells the chaotic adventures of Madeleine Maxwell and her compatriots — Director Bairstow, Leon “Chief” Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more — as they travel through time, saving St. Mary’s (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea.

In A Trail Through Time, Max and Leon are reunited and looking forward to a peaceful lifetime together. Sadly, that doesn’t even last until lunchtime.

The action races from seventeenth-century London to Ancient Egypt and from Pompeii to fourteenth-century Southwark as the historians are pursued up and down the timeline, playing a perilous game of hide-and-seek before seeking refuge at St. Mary’s — where new dangers await them. Overwhelmed, outnumbered, and with the building crashing down around them, will this spell the end of St. Mary’s?

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Release date: July 2014
Genres: science fiction
Tags: time travel
Updated: August 26, 2021

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Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #1)
A Symphony of Echoes (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #2)
A Second Chance (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #3)
A Trail Through Time (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #4)
No Time Like the Past (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #5)
What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #6)
Lies, Damned Lies, and History (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #7)
And the Rest Is History (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #8)
An Argumentation of Historians (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #9)
Hope for the Best (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #10)
Plan for the Worst (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #11)8.00
Another Time, Another Place (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #12)