Thursday, December 23, 2021

Epic Book Launch: Time After Tyme by Kay DiBianca


Time After Tyme
is a fun and thought-provoking mystery about secret codes, university intrigue, and two young girls who fancy themselves 21st-century Nancy Drews.

When strange, coded messages turn up in the chapel prayer box at Bellevue University, the minister suspects a recent campus death may have been murder, so he enlists the help of amateur sleuths Kathryn Frasier and Cece Goldman to decipher the codes and solve the mystery. But when a couple of young girls get wind of it, they decide to find the killer on their own. Almost everyone on campus has something to hide, and the story fluctuates between the rational search for the truth by the adults, and the occasionally misguided, but surprisingly perceptive, insight of the children.

Set on the campus of a modern university, Time After Tyme is both a joyful romp through a cozy mystery and a serious look at the search for truth. The book reminds us of the seasons of our lives, from the irrepressible curiosity of youth to the treasured experience of maturity.


“Hello, girls. I haven’t seen you since school got out.” Her voice is high and crisp. Every word seems important. I guess they teach them that in librarian school. “I’m glad you’re here now. Reen, I have some new mystery novels you’re going to like.”

“Thanks, Miss Culberson, but I don’t have time for pleasure reading anymore.”

“Oh? And what are you so busy with?”

There are two kinds of adults in the world. The kind that doesn’t pay you any attention and the kind that pretends they’re interested in what you have to say. You know, the ones that give you a little half smile that means You’re just a kid and don’t know anything, but I’m going to be nice to you so I don’t ruin your psyche. Miss Culberson is definitely the second kind, but I like her anyway.

“I’ve decided to become an investigative reporter,” I said with a sharp nod of the head to add emphasis.


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Kay DiBianca is an award-winning author who loves to create literary puzzles in the mystery genre for her readers to solve. Her characters come to life as they struggle to solve murders and create relationships amidst the ongoing themes of faith and family. Her first novel, The Watch on the Fencepost, won an Illumination Award for General Fiction and an Eric Hoffer Award for Mystery. The second book in the Watch series, Dead Man’s Watch, was a Silver Falchion Award finalist.

Kay is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, Sisters in Crime, and the Collierville Christian Writers Group. An avid runner, she can often be found at a nearby track, on the treadmill, or at a large park near her home. Her background in software development fuels her fascination with puzzles and mysteries, and her dedication to running helps supply the endurance and energy she needs to write about them.

Kay and her husband, Frank, live, run, and write in Memphis, Tennessee. You can connect with Kay through her website at

1 comment:

  1. That Chapel on the cover is gorgeous. I wouldn't think it was a cozy mystery by the cover.