Why is Nothing ever Simple:
A special Chronicles of St Mary’s Christmas short story
It’s Christmas at St Mary’s and time for the traditional illicit jump. Except this one is perfectly legal. It’s Major Guthrie’s last jump. To the Battle of Bannockburn, no less. An important moment in History for two nations – one that warrants everyone’s full attention.
But Max soon finds herself grappling with a near-lethal game of pooh sticks, another avian incursion and two turbulent teenagers intent on piloting their own illegal jump. And that’s all before they even get near fourteenth-century Scotland.
For this is St Mary’s and nothing is ever simple .
The series continues.
10 books and some small stories, and still more in the pipeline.
It is some time since I picked up this series but found the 2019 Christmas novella and read it immediately! Bannockburn and the removal of the King’s head by The Bruce. But did he do it? Major Guthrie wants to know. Who exactly did remove it is part of what's explored here_ and where was Mikey going with the Teapot? And what might have happened if they did go?
I then found 2 more short stories and a complete book I had missed!
'When Did You Last See Your Father?'
'And Now for Something Completely Different?
Now for Jodi Taylor. ‘Doing Time’.
She is still working her St Mary’s series, but has branched out to take Matthew back to the Time Police, and is starting a spin-off about him and 2 unlikely colleagues becoming Time Police trainees.
As always it is full of humour as per this funny statement about the business of maintenance finding what small parts always roll around and then are lost into an alternative dimension- just like socks I think. Speak to any woman and they will tell you about how 2 socks go into the washing machine, but when you go to pair them up, there is only l.
I cannot fault Jodi Taylor. Her ST. M. books always make me giggle.