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Killing Time
Killing Time
Author: Linda Howard, Joyce Bean
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ISBN-13: 9781590861783
ISBN-10: 1590861787
Publication Date: 6/14/2005
Edition: Unabridged
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Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 6
Really surprising, a great read, I became a fan of Linda Howard after reading this book. A little sci-fi, a little romance, a little cop work and mystery.
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Helpful Score: 4
Detective Knox Davis discovers one morning that a time capsule buried on the courthouse lawn when he was a teen has been dug up and stolen. At the same time, several prominent citizens have been murdered for no apparent reason with not-your-normal murder weapons. While investigating one of the murders, he walks upon FBI agent Nikita Stover. Knox doesn't know it, but Agent Stover has been sent from 200 years in the future to prevent the time capsule theft, which is directly related to the murders that Knox is investigating.

Soon after their pairing, the two realize not only their attraction for one another, which Nikita fights because she has some pretty hefty secrets that she believes would make a relationship impossible, but also that someone else has popped in from the future, not to help Agent Stover, but to silence her. They suspect a futuristic terrorist group that's vehemently against time travel. Will they figure it out in time to save Nikita?

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Honestly, I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this book, except to say that it was NOT an outstanding story. First of all, I didn't expect it to be a time-travel story, something that I'm really not much into, but can be persuaded to read on occasion. The book description gave absolutely no indication that this book was more science-fiction than romantic suspense. And on that note, I found the romance severely lacking. The pair's love scenes were choppy, as if the author had written few if any romantic scenes. That said, I will admit that there were a few instances that had me almost laughing out loud, usually involving Nikita's tenuous grasp of 20th century English.
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Helpful Score: 2
The first howard book I ever read where the female character is a strong as her male's. Interesting storyline which kept me reading it to the very end. Most certainly worth the read.
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Couldn't finish this book - it is futuristic, time travel, etc.
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Helpful Score: 1
Past and present come together very cleverly in this story. In 1985 a time capuule is buried in a small town in Ky. intended to be opened in 2085. The event was witnessed by Kelvin Davis and his teenage son Knox. Instead twenty years later a grown up Knox, now an investigator for the Police Dept. Is faced with the stealing of the capsule and a murder of one of the witnesses. Enter Nikita claiming to be F.B.I. Can Knox believe her what's more can he save her?
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Ordinarily I don't like science fiction, but "Killing Time" is a carefully crafted combination of sci-fi with a tender love story and an intriguiging murder mystery. Excellent book!!
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Lots of twists and turns, it's a fun, fun book to read.
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Excellent - really enjoyed this book with the time travel element being a total surprise and for once not coming off cheesy.
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Good time travel mystery.
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I have the paperback 0-345-45346-8
It is the same book and this one was published in 2005.
It has a purple dover with silver large letters:
LINDA
HOWARD

KILLING TIME

New York Times Bestseller
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Twisty plot that kept me wanting to read more and more.
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This is a real good book and has a surprise ending.
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time capsule buried in 1985 for 100 years is stolen just 20 years later why?knox the sheriff and nikitta the stranger must find out why.
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This was a good story about time travel I really enjoyed it.
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I really enjoyed this book.
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I ordered this book because I like Linda Howard and romance. I was very pleasently surprised to find that this was a time travel/sci fi theme as well, my favorite combination. A good read (or listen in the case of this CD).
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This book is very, very good. Really enjoyed it.
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An interesting twist to the romance mysteries that Linda Howard writes. Very entertaining.
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I was not happy to get a good start on this book only to learn it was of the time travel genre, an area I'm not very fond of, but it was a good read.
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I enjoyed the book. I am not usually a fan of any science fiction, but the way it is presented her is interesting and not weird at all.
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Buried time capsule. Time traveler works with local authorities to solve a problem.
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I very much enjoyed this book. The characters were likable and the story facinating. Just "futuristic" enough to be plausable.
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Great...... very original.................
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Best ending ever!
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This is a book set in the future. It is not too bizarre and has a ring of reality to it.
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I love anything written by Linda Howard. This one is about a time capsule that is buried to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, it is dug up and contents are stolen and one by one the people who placed items in the time capsule are murdered.
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An excellant combination of suspense, romance, and adventure which is also a witty and fun read.
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"Howard again displays her genius at blending suspense and romance....Snappy, witty and fun"-Chicago Tribune.
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I believe this is the first book by this author that I have read. I'd thought she only wrote straight romance novels. I was wrong. There is a romantic interest, yes, but also an intricate and well-plotted story.

From back cover:
In 1985, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up and its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his home--with no sign of forced entry or indication of struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered. Besides his suspicions about the sudden mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, chief investigator Knox Davis has absolutely no leads. The smart-talking Nikita may be no murderer, but she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, Nikita is determined to catch this cunning killer--while at the same time battling her own deepening feelings for a man and for a world in which she doesn't belong.
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Brand new never read!
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A fun read...the futuristic aspect brings a differen dimension to a great 'who dun it'
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From the cover: In 1985, a time caosule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later in the dead of the night, the capsule is dug up and it's contents stolen. That same night , one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his home-with no sign of forced entry or indication of a struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered. Besides his suspicions about the sudden mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, cheif investigator Know Davis has absolutely no leads. The smart-talking Nikita may be no murderer, but she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, Nikita is determined to catch this cunning killer-while at the same time battling her deepening feelings for a man and for a world in which she doesn't belong.
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This is the first time in about 3 years I have picked up a Linda Howard book that wasn't a re-read. I had been disappointed with some of her work (Queen's Men and Cry No More) but this book was a fast read with a few twists and turns.

Not exactly believable in the story content, but entertaining none the less, this book included time travel, lasers, and a good ol' boy from Kentucky. One thing Howard's book lacks these past few years are good love scenes between the couples. This one had a few quickies...but I miss the old Howard a lot.
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This is a must read. I highly recommend this book.
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this a book about super natural settinmg
not my kind of read.
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From the Inside Flap
Returning to the entrancing supernatural territory of her popular novels Dream Man and Son of the Morning, New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard has written a sizzling new novel that is her most daring, exciting, and original yet.

In 1985, with much fanfare, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up, its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his homewith no sign of forced entry or indication of a struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered.

Besides his suspicions about the sudden, mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, the chief investigator, Knox Davis, has absolutely no leads. And while Nikitas no murderer, she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, the smart-talking Nikita is determined to catch this cunning killerwhile at the same time battling her own deepening feelings for a man and for a world in which she doesnt belong.

When readers crave a seductive novel of unrelenting suspense with a paranormal twist, Linda Howard delivers time and again . . . make that Killing Timea captivating, character-rich story that races along on a breathless plot full of action and intimacy, romance and danger, thrills and intrigue.
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Great story - and mystery and VERY different.
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Could have been phenomenal but the plot meandered and was never fleshed out.
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Wonderfully written. This was my first Linda Howard book to read, now I must read more..... :O)
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This book has a very interesting plot with chacter traits that are unexpected. It is a unique book with a mystery that makes you to keep turning the pages to find the latest developments.
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Time capsules can kill you! Reed and see!
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Dream Man and Son of the Morning are two of my favorite Linda Howard paranormal stories and I had hoped that this one followed in its footsteps, but I dont think it did. I enjoyed the story slightly but really didnt feel much chemistry between Knox and Nikta. Many of the events in the story did not seem to tie together (or maybe I somehow missed the connections). I felt that Knoxs character did not have much depth, where Nikta was given more personality. I liked her.
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Fast read
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Wonderful read by one of my favorite authors. Murder mystery with time travel... Nikita is an FBI agent who must travel back 200 years to prevent someone from stealing the time capsule which contains the basic tenets that makes time travel possible. Knox works for the sherrif's department, and is investigating the whereabouts of the stolen time capsule. When he cannot confirm that Nikita is an FBI agent (today), he arrests her....
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Very Good. A lot of twists and turns, you don't know where the book will end up.
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In 1985, with much fanfare, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up, its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his homewith no sign of forced entry or indication of a struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered.

Besides his suspicions about the sudden, mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, the chief investigator, Knox Davis, has absolutely no leads. And while Nikitas no murderer, she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, the smart-talking Nikita is determined to catch this cunning killerwhile at the same time battling her own deepening feelings for a man and for a world in which she doesnt belong.

When readers crave a seductive novel of unrelenting suspense with a paranormal twist, Linda Howard delivers time and again . . . make that Killing Timea captivating, character-rich story that races along on a breathless plot full of action and intimacy, romance and danger, thrills and intrigue.
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Good book. A futuristic twist that is fun and unusual in most romantic books I've read.
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interesting plot turns. some science fiction here
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Time Travel book, not my favorite genre.
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From the back cover:

In 1985, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up and its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his home--with no sign of forced entry or indication of a struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered. Besides his suspicions about the sudden, mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, chief investigator Knox Davis has absolutely no leads. The smart talking Nikita may be no murderer, but she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, Nakita is determined to catch this cunning killer-while at the same time battling her own deepening feelings for a man and for a world in which she doesn't belong.
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good book
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I was a little disappointed with this one. It wasn't what I was expecting from Linda Howard.
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Good read - great "different" story than a usual murder mystery.
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Another good one by LH. I liked the time travel idea. Unabridged - 7 tapes
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I love anything Linda Howard writes even if the back cover doesn't sound like something I would normally read. She's one of the few authors that I will buy in hardback and she's on my keeper bookshelf for life.
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Story is a little fantastical, as it includes time travel, but overall a great read!
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I think that there is no "Linda Howard" and her books are written by a revolving list of ghostwriters. How else do you explain the swing in her style?
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Returning to the entrancing supernatural territory of her popular novels Dream Man and Son of the Morning, New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard has written a sizzling new novel that is her most daring, exciting, and original yet.

In 1985, with much fanfare, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up, its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his homewith no sign of forced entry or indication of a struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered.

Besides his suspicions about the sudden, mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, the chief investigator, Knox Davis, has absolutely no leads. And while Nikitas no murderer, she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, the smart-talking Nikita is determined to catch this cunning killerwhile at the same time battling her own deepening feelings for a man and for a world in which she doesnt belong.

When readers crave a seductive novel of unrelenting suspense with a paranormal twist, Linda Howard delivers time and again . . . make that Killing Timea captivating, character-rich story that races along on a breathless plot full of action and intimacy, romance and danger, thrills and intrigue.
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"In 1985, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capusle is dug up and stolen." Ms. Howard goes in a new direction with this one, but it will still have you on the edge of your seat and rooting for the hero/heroine. Enjoy!
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Series of murders involving those who left memorabilia in a buried time capsule. Set in Kentucky
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In 1985, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small town county courthouse to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up and its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his home, with no sign of forced entry or indication of struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered. Besides his suspicions about the sudden mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, chief investigator Knox Davis, has absolutely no leads. The smart talking Nikita may be no murderer, but she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, Nikita is determined to catch this cunning killer, while at the same time battling her own deepening feelings for a man and for a world in which she doesn't belong.
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A "hybrid" from the future comes to the 20th century to prevent a crime which could change the intervening years...
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In 1985, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of the night, the capsule is dug up and its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule if brutally slain in his home---with no sign of forced entry or indication of struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered. Combination of suspense , romance, and thrilling adventure.
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In 1985, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty yeards later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up and its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his home with no sign of forced entry or indication of struggle. One by one, others who had placed items into the ime capsule are murdered, besides his suspicions about the sudden, mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, chief investigator Knox Davis has absolutely no leads. The smart-talking Nikita may be no murderer, but she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, Nikita is determined to catch this cunning killer while at the same time battling her own deepening feelings for a man and for a world in which she doesn't belong.
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This is mostly about a cop and a woman from the future trying to figure out a crime. Not sci-fi at all.
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In 1985, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small town country courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up and its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his home, with no sign of forced entry or indication of a struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered. Besides his suspicions about the sudden, mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, chief investigator Knox Davis has absolutely no leads. The smart talking Nikita may be no murderer, but she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, Nikita is determinded to catch this cunning killer, while at the same time battling her own deepening feelings for a man and for a world in which she doesn't belong.
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In 1985, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town country courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty ears later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up and its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his home-with no sign of force entry or indication of struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the tme capsule are murdered. Besides his supicions about the sudden, mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, chief investiagtor Knox Davis has absolutely no leads. The smart-talking Nikita may be no murderer, bus she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, Nikita is determined to catch this cunning killer-while at the same time battling her on deepening feelings for a man and for world in which she doesn't belong.