Doing Time (The Time Police) by Jodi Taylor – Book Review. @joditaylorbooks @headlinepg @annecater #RandomThingsTours #DoingTime

Doing Time (The Time Police) by Jodi Taylor – Book Review.            @joditaylorbooks                    @headlinepg                            @annecater   #RandomThingsTours   #DoingTime


Published in Hardback by Headline 17/10/19, £18.99

Introducing The Time Police, the brand-new series by international bestselling author, Jodi Taylor – an irresistible spinoff from the much-loved Chronicles of St Mary’s series. Perfect reading for fans of Doctor Who, Ben Aaronovitch and Jasper Fforde.

A long time ago in the future, the secret of time travel became known to all. Everyone seized the opportunity – and the world nearly ended. There will always be idiots who want to change history.

And so, the Time Police were formed. An all-powerful, international organisation tasked with keeping the timeline straight. At all costs.

Their success is legendary, and the Time Wars are over. But now the Time Police must fight to save a very different future – their own.

This is the story of Jane, Luke and Matthew – arguably the worst recruits in Time Police history. Or, very possibly, three young people who might just change everything.



As a fan of Jodi Taylor’s Chronicles of St Mary’s I’m so excited at this spin off new series by her.

Jane, Luke and Matthew are new recruits at the Time Police…

Jane is quiet but thoughtful and has joined up after smashing her grandmothers seagull.

Luke, arrogant and thoughtless is the son of a very wealthy man and has been forced to join, by his dad,  after the Tannhauser incident !

Matthew, well known to St Mary’s due to a family connection, is very, very quiet and a magnet for bullies at times too.

Together they make up Team 236, ‘the weird team’ and so the fun begins.

Time travel is illegal, so they are tasked with stopping all amateurs and their home made machines, or big business with theirs…..they visit Mr Plimpton to stop lottery fraud, they visit Egypt to prevent a tomb raid and even to Rome….

There’s murder, betrayal and the sometimes brutal old school Time Police slaughter. But can this misfit trio bring the changes needed, to show a little compassion and common sense?

Full of humour with some real laugh out loud moments….I can’t say what as it would spoil a real geek moment, but totally brilliant.

The characters are so very likeable, even the over confident Luke and there’s even a visit to St Mary’s too. A thoroughly entertaining read and I’m already looking forward to see what they get up to next.

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here




Jodi Taylor is the internationally bestselling author of the Chronicles of St Mary’s series, the story of a bunch of disaster-prone individuals who investigate major historical events in contemporary time. Do NOT call it time travel!

Born in Bristol and now living in Gloucester (facts both cities vigorously deny), she spent many years with her head somewhere else, much to the dismay of family, teachers and employers, before finally deciding to put all that daydreaming to good use and write a novel. Nearly twenty books later, she still has no idea what she wants to do when she grows up. 

3 responses to “Doing Time (The Time Police) by Jodi Taylor – Book Review. @joditaylorbooks @headlinepg @annecater #RandomThingsTours #DoingTime”

  1. I’ve never heard of Jodi Taylor but after reading this, I think I definitely need to read up on her stuff! Sounds right up my alley. Thanks for your review!

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