The first three extraordinary adventures in the Chronicles of St Mary’s series, now available together in ebook.If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won’t be able to resist Jodi Taylor. ‘The Chronicles of St Mary’s are the stories of a bunch of time travelling historians who investigate major historical events in contemporary time. Do NOT call it time travel. They are frequently described as “a bunch of tea-sodden disaster magnets”, bouncing from crisis to catastrophe and back again. For is it not written, where historians go disaster is sure to follow?’ – Jodi Taylor
In these first three novels, meet the disaster magnets of St Mary’s as they hurtle their way around History.
JUST ONE DAMNED THING AFTER ANOTHER When Madeleine Maxwell is recruited by the St Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, she discovers the historians there don’t just study the past – they revisit it.
But one wrong move and History will fight back – to the death. And she soon discovers it’s not just History she’s fighting… A SYMPHONY OF ECHOES Dispatched to Victorian London to seek out Jack the Ripper, things go badly wrong when he finds the St Mary’s historians first. Stalked through the fog-shrouded streets of Whitechapel, Max is soon running for her life.
Again. A SECOND CHANCE It began well. A successful assignment to 17th century Cambridge to meet Isaac Newton, and another to witness the historic events at The Gates of Grief. So far so good.
But then came the long-awaited jump to the Trojan War that changed everything. And for Max, nothing will ever be the same again.
Readers love Jodi Taylor: ‘Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything… Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine “Max” Maxwell have seduced me’
‘A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun‘
‘Addictive. I wish St Mary’s was real and I was a part of it’
‘Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked‘