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It’s Christmas again at St Mary's and time for Max’s obligatory illegal jump. On this occasion, however, they’re right up against it.

A loaded gun has been left behind in Ancient Egypt and it’s up to them to retrieve it before anyone accidentally blows their own head off, thus affecting the timeline for centuries to come.

And as if that’s not enough, someone (Max) has inadvertently poisoned Mr Markham.

It’s hot, they’re running out of supplies, they can’t find the gun, and it’s all going horribly wrong. Again.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1474 KB
  • Print Length: 51 pages
  • Publisher: Accent Press (November 13, 2015)
  • Publication Date: November 13, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B013WZRWMS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Great hook, fantastic story

1 helpful vote
 on May 7, 2017
By J. L. Gribble
Taylor hooked me immediately with the problem that needed to be solved in this adventure. The rising sense of horror at what happened felt very visceral, and what’s even better is that the threads that came about to create this situation were beautifully laid in previous installments of this series.

St. Mary’s Christmas Tale

1 helpful vote
 on December 2, 2015
By Força Porto!
I love Max. I love her sardonic wit, and her insane adventures, and her love for Leon, and her dedication to history. I love the fact the instead of a statuesque blonde she’s a short, slightly plump, plucky ginger.

the writing is a bit choppy and the main character often seems like she has ADHD or is on speed

2 helpful votes
 on March 29, 2016
By Pamela Butler
I am enjoying following the stories, but as I have said in previous reviews, the writing is a bit choppy and the main character often seems like she has ADHD or is on speed. She often takes extreme violence to persons close to her in stride, so that makes it more difficult to picture her in an emotional situation like a romance scene or taking care of a sick friend. That said, it doesn’t make the story unreadable. I still plan to follow this group’s adventures.

Nothing like going back in time in a Pod and becoming …

3 helpful votes
 on January 26, 2016
By gem
I will buy jodi Taylor books anytime she publishes one. Her sense of humor suits me to a T and the stories are always interesting. Nothing like going back in time in a Pod and becoming so discombobulated you can hardly get back. Oh, the worry as wigs come off and bad men determined to kill the heroine or her love are are consumed by dinosaurs. Yes!

Love St. Mary’s!

1 helpful vote
 on July 12, 2016
By JKom
The St. Mary’s series is a delightful romp of sass, time travel, historical accidents, irreverence, more time travel, and more historical hiccups! It’s one of the best YA series I’ve encountered and even adults will love it, especially those of us who can’t resist smart-aleck heroines and seeing history really come to life. Highly recommended!

Petersen and Max set out to set right a major FOD violation and a sweet little ending

1 helpful vote
 on May 4, 2017
By ARG
Lovely short story. It is Christmas again and so of course unauthorized jumps are going to happen. Markham, Petersen and Max set out to set right a major FOD violation and a sweet little ending.

It is more than made up for with great characters who you get to know and rout for …

1 helpful vote
 on May 22, 2016
By Timothy M. Myers
She has a knack for introducing History into the storyline that is very commendable. I cannot give it a more enthusiastic rating. Here books are a cut above the normal time traveler kind of books. Despite lacking in some technical details for the traveling module, it does not detract anything from her stories. It is more than made up for with great characters who you get to know and rout for over the bad guys.

Merry Christmas on the Nile

3 helpful votes
 on November 13, 2015
By Michael Eaton
Is it possible for Jodi Taylor to write a bad book? Not yet, she hasn’t. How many historians does it take to completely ruin a simple trip to the ancient Nile? Pick any number above zero. How many times has Jodi Taylor written stories that were frightening, hysterical, brilliantly written, and always wrapped up in tidy, pretty bows? Always. How many times has poor Markham put himself or been put in spots of major disasters? It depends on how long the universe will last. How many times will Max sell her wedding ring? Just once I think. How long will Leon love Max and be her knight in shining armor? Every time Max needs him. How often will the brave folk at the Institute of Historical Research, based at St Mary’s Priory barely save themselves and history itself? Until time just finally gets tired of the constant mayhem and decides to become another dimension. Yes, in this typically wonderful Christmas story by Jodi Taylor, we once more travel along with Max and friends on another exciting and satisfying adventure and are amazed that they all survive and come out perhaps a bit dirty, sunburnt, and poisoned, but also happy and generally joyous as fits the season.

Mary’s books and they are all a delight. The British flavor in the language is charming …

1 helpful vote
 on June 12, 2016
By MM in CO
Absolutely delightful. I have read every one of the St. Mary’s books and they are all a delight. The British flavor in the language is charming to a Yank like me. The protagonist is a woman that you can admire and identify with. No stiletto heels and long lush hair to make you feel that you are inadequate for being normal. Max is smart, funny, and so very human. Read them ALL!

Time Travel that makes sense

1 helpful vote
 on February 27, 2016
By Mg Gallegos13
I love these stories (though I must admit I had a problem in the beginning trying to figure out which person was which because she might refer to a person by first name and then in another section, by last name). However, the stories actually make sense even though it is time travel. They are an enjoyable read and you are never sure what trouble Max will get into.