Lies, Damned Lies, and History (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #7) by Jodi Taylor

Lies, Damned Lies, and History (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #7)

'I've done some stupid things in my time. I've been reckless. I've broken a few rules. But never before have I ruined so many lives or left such a trail of destruction behind me.'As Max would be the first to admit, she's never been one for rules. They tend to happen to other people. But this time she's gone too far and everyone is paying the price.Grounded until the end of time, how can she ever put things right?

Details Lies, Damned Lies, and History (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #7)

TitleLies, Damned Lies, and History (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #7)
Release DateMay 19th, 2016
PublisherAccent Press
GenreScience Fiction, Time Travel, Fantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews Lies, Damned Lies, and History (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #7)

  • Bradley
    What? A total guilty pleasure that doesn't have much to do with romance, vampires, or werewolves? One that reads so easy and so effortlessly and so addictively you might want to classify this as a class A substance?And OMG we're ALL able to abuse this shit?Yeah, we are. Just for the price of a book or a whole damn series. Including short stories. We can GET OUR FIX.What's even better? Oh yeah, it's SF, time travel, and SO MUCH HISTORY for all us ...
  • Trish
    This rollercoaster event was proudly presented to you by Oscar the ringworm and carnivorous goats. :DInterestingly enough this book and the events therein reminded me strongly of book #1. What I mean is that there was quite a number of events leading the reader this way and that, throwing us around (not just through time) and making it impossible to breathe or foresee where this was going. In the beginning there is a pregnant Max who is on "light...
  • Richard Derus
    Rating: 4* of fiveOh happy, happy sigh. Series book reading is a special corner of the larger literary marketplace. A serial series-book reader craves the comfort level of familiar faces but requires that story still take place, therefore tribulation and torment and so on be inflicted on our pals.It's a little like being married, or as I recall that exceedingly unnatural institution anyway: Fun is had in the schadenfreude of the moment of maximum...
  • Alexandra
    Can't wait for the next one!
  • Kaitlin
    King Arthur, stealing swords, a whole load of bad luck, and time travel. What more could you wish for in a jolly good book? This series continues to enchant and charm me and this book was just so much fun. I found myself really getting into the story twists and there were many fabulous character moments which made me smile and even outright laugh (which doesn't happen that often tbh!)Once more we're following Max, but this time she and her team h...
  • Veronique
    Another great instalment in the Chronicles, or should I say Tribulations, of St Mary’s. This time we get a quick look at Arthur and even visit Stonehenge. As entertaining as these historical visits are, it is really the characters that time and again win you over, and their interactions with each other. That and Taylor’s writing skill. Yes, she entertains you with humour and thrilling scenes, throwing you relentlessly from one thing to anothe...
  • John
    Another good 'un, with moments scary and hysterically funny. Taylor really knows how to build suspense in both types of situation. I'll admit that I had my fingers crossed at one point that she wasn't going to go for a dark resolution....should have known better.Quotable quote:Pathetically hopeful, she said, 'Am I a historian?' 'Well, you're in a pod. You're wearing 13th century clothing stained with someone else's blood. You stink of beer and ho...
  • Denise
    Fun antics per usual at St. Mary's. A good series as a palate cleanser between books with intense action or intricately plotted books. Taylor has a gift for funny reparte between characters.
  • Courtney
    This will be an entire review from books 1-7, excluding the Novellas. Overview: This was an enjoyable series and I highly recommend if for people that like historical fiction. While the series was interesting and refreshing, it had some faults that made me rate it a three stars out of five stars. I do have more "negative" things to say about the book, but that shouldn't deter anyone from reading them. Good: Jodi Taylor did a splendid job capturin...
  • Jacey
    If you’ve been following my booklogs you’ll realise that I’ve read all seven of the St Mary’s books in the space of just over a week, plus the five available short stories. To say I’ve enjoyed them would be an understatement. The mayhem caused by the time-travelling historians of St Mary’s, disaster magnets all, have been immensely amusing—just plain fun.. To begin with Max and her partners in crime (literally this time) Peterson an...
  • Richard Eyres
    Another excellent instalment in the series. A lot of twist and turns in the book - taking us to many historical events. OK, the start of the book was a little shaky - but how we got there was good.The ending is a roller coster - and there is a certain someone i want to see very bad things happen to.The downside is i now have to wait like everyone else for the next book in the series. Good news for Jodi Taylor is that i will be pre-ordering it in ...
  • Karsyn
    4/20/17Finally caught up with my re-read before starting book 8. Unfortunately some people at the Facebook group (come join us) have been saying too much so I'm already worried about a few things. But I do look forward to it, then to "The Long and Short of it" in the summer.I saw somewhere someone wondering if this is the last one?! (I know there's the short story) but I hope this isn't the last!! There's still questions and so much history to di...
  • Tracey
    I love Jodi Taylor. I love Max. (I also love Zara Ramm.) (It's especially fun to hear her say "Caer Guorthigern".) But the premise of this installment in the Chronicles of St. Mary's is … not what it could be. When Max's team brings back the location of an extraordinary artifact, the information is passed on to Thirsk, St. Mary's funding partner, who promptly and happily recovers it and locks it up for future study. And almost immediately terri...
  • Rodrigo Acuna
    "The history of decline and commercialisation"Here we go, I will probably offend many Jodi Taylor fans with what I will write, but it must be said, book five was a stretch of plot and humor book seven is just regurgitated pulp, she has nothing new to say, the adventures in the past are repetitive at best and the humor is puerile, not giving the characters any chance to grow or develop. In a crime story at least you get a new crime, here we go int...
  • Luisa
    More excitement happening at St. Mary's! Always a fun read. Totally hooked :)
  • Marjolein
    Read all my reviews on As I'm reading this series, this is currently the last book in the series. I was anticipating some withdrawal symptoms after finishing it, because I read all other books back to back. Lies, Damned Lies, and History was not my favorite in the series. There is a lot of not time-traveling when Max isn't allowed to enter a pod, and even when she is, she is on light duty, meaning no dangerous ...
  • Mike Finn
    "Lies, Damned Lies and History" is one of the most accomplished books in the Chronicles of St. Mary's. This is Jodi Taylor at her best: perfect comic timing that highlights rather than hides the stresses, anxieties and evil intents that life keeps throwing at us.As ever, the humour is based on a kind of compassionate fatalism that brings to mind almost outdated words like "Pluck" and "Gumption" and "Intrepidness" or even "Sang Froid" (although th...
  • Heather
    This one was a corker! I don't think I've ever said that about a book before, but it's deserved.Love the entire St Mary's series (and please, start at volume 1, don't you dare read this first).I will say that I'd argue some legal points about the ending. :) But that's just me.Give us more Doctor Taylor!
  • Sophie
    Poor Max!!These still often read more like a selection of short stories loosely linked together rather than a coherent plot over the whole book.
  • Jane Bigelow
    Great fun, as usual. One other reviewer called it "history porn" and there's something to that; these are definitely a guilty pleasure for me. I am mostly a pretty sensible person and St Mary's lets me enjoy vicarious madness. I read a fair bit of actual history, and Jodi Taylor's got her facts straight in every area where I know enough to judge. Love the humor, the danger, the inventiveness of it all. Love Max.
  • Suzy
    I love this series. It is such a mix of everything... humour, science fiction, history, horror, romance, and just general quirkiness! I never know what to expect. It's completely unpredictable, and the banter between the charcters, as well as the characters themselves has me giggling aloud as I fly through the pages. I find it no problem at all to suspend disbelief because it's just so much damn fun to read these books! I'm already looking forwar...
  • Madame Mona Lisa
    As always this book was action packed from start to finish!
  • Audrey
    Another fun entry into the time traveling historian series. Who knew some of the british monarchy were so mocked.
  • Kathrin
    The amount of messing up is a lot higher in this book than in others within the series. I believe this was actually a great choice by the author because it added a new dimension to the story and you were able to see how the characters grouped together and helped each other out. Despite following many characters I feel strongly about them. Max became a favorite of mine and there's even more to her character when she's together with Leon. Markham w...
  • Nicole
    Lies, Damned Lies and History is the latest book in The Chronicles of St Mary's. And our heroine, Madeline Maxwell (Max) is in deep shit as usual. Only this time it would seem that this time her career as a time traveling historian could be at an end. Max has never been one to stick to the rules but this time it looks as if she will have to face the music for her transgressions and maybe get payback for all the times she got away with it.As to be...
  • Sheryl
    Kudos to Jodi Taylor and Zara Ramm for, respectively, doing a fantastic job writing and narrating this book (as usual). This one had my heart breaking and me biting my nails and sitting on the edge of my seat, sometimes all at the same time. Of course, it also had me laughing out loud. That's what makes the Chronicles of St. Mary's so fabulous-- you can be ready to cry one moment and then laugh the next. Absolutely brilliant (this book, the whole...
  • Cheryl Necessary
    I have to admit, I thought the author had painted herself into the same kind of corner she did in an earlier book and I didn't like the way she extricated herself from that one. However, I was pleasantly surprised, she managed to solve the problems without "jumping the shark". I'm very interested to see where she goes next, it almost seems as if our heroine's time is up and we need a successor or two. I'm looking forward to seeing where we go nex...
  • Sue
    Long live St. Mary's! Every time I read one of the Chronicles I spend equal amounts of time panic stricken and giggling hysterically. While the end isn't technically a cliff hanger, Taylor "untied" some strings to remind us that there was still lots out there to be dealt with (and a warm fuzzy that there will be more lovely books in which we will get to hear all about it).
  • Linda
    I cannot get enough of the this series. While somewhat silly, highly entertaining, some history and hysterical all in the same series. Please get to work on the next one! I can be a very snobby, literary reader, but hey.....this series is just pure entertainment, if you like history, it will feed your literary soul. Just sit back,relax and enjoy the entire series.
  • Candy Goulette
    Jodi Taylor's St. Mary's Chronicles are captivating, so much so that I no longer sleep -- I'm too busy reading. Officially the prequel to the first St. Mary's book, this sets the stage for all the books to come. Like the series, it is transformative. Taylor's writing is spot-on and her books offer twists and turns in great prose.