Join the world's largest online book club

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Big Library Read program allows readers around the world to download eBook “A Murder in Time” for free, and discuss online with other readers in a two-week global book club.

King County Library System will take part in the Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time through public libraries.

For a two-week period beginning June 23, KCLS cardholders are invited to borrow and read eBook "A Murder in Time" by Julie McElwain (Pegasus Books). Start here to be part of this worldwide virtual book club.

There will be no waitlists for this popular mystery-with-a-twist: everyone will be able to read it right away. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

A Murder in Time is an intricate mystery about a brilliant FBI agent who finds herself transported back in time to the 1800s. Relegated to the servant class, she stumbles across a gruesome murder, and she alone recognizes there is a serial killer in their midst. Kendra scrambles to solve the case before it takes her own life – 200 years before she was born. At its core, Julie McElwain’s debut novel is a puzzle, a hunt for a murderer and a quest for justice.

“Throughout my life, I’ve loved all genres of books – mystery, romance, paranormal and historical,” said author, Julie McElwain. “Maybe that’s why I’ve included a little bit of all those elements in A Murder in Time. I sincerely hope readers enjoy Kendra’s story as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it.”

Big Library Read is a free program. To get started reading, all you’ll need is a KCLS library card and a digital device for your download. A Murder in Time can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle®. The eBook will be available with no wait lists and will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees.

“We’re excited to participate in Big Library Read,” said Emily Calkins, KCLS Online Library Services Librarian. “A Murder in Time is a great beach read, so it’s a perfect pick for readers participating in our new adult summer reading program, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer it to our readers instantly.”

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between KCLS, OverDrive and Pegasus Books, publisher of A Murder in Time. The title was selected based on a survey of more than 20,000 library readers. Download and read the eBook from June 23-July 7.


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