Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When Dr. Madeleine Maxwell is recruited to join the St. Mary's Institute, an organization dedicated to historical research, she has no idea what the organization really does nor what she will be doing. When she decides to sign on, she finds out. Historical research is done first hand with very primary resources: the institute has time machines which travel back to whichever period is being researched. Her travels take her to World War I France, medieval London, and numerous other times and places. No time and place is more significant however, than the Cretaceous Period where the St. Mary's historians face a problem that is destined to have significant impact on history's timeline. St. Mary's staff is an eclectic and memorable collection of historians, scientists, and IT specialists, and there may be some staff members who are working against the institute. This is a very funny book, and it reminds me of Jasper FForde's Thursday Next series in some ways. It's the first in a series that I intend to continue reading.
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