Here’s an intriguingly different Doctor Who spin-off book… but extreme spoilerphobes may wish to avoid this article until after Saturday…
BBC Books have announced the release of a new Doctor Who ebook, The Angel’s Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery, which purports to be written by a character from the show itself.
The book actually features in “The Angel Take Manhattan” and those of you who like putting two and two together will probably make four. It's novella length.
Published on 4 October on the usual digital outlets (priced £1.99), it’s the first Doctor Who title from BBC Books to be published only in epub format, and the first to be written exclusively from the perspective of a character within the show – Melody Malone, who not only runs her own agency, she also happens to be the author of a successful series of novels, featuring one Melody Malone.
Here’s the BBC’s synopsis:
“On some days, New York is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
“This was one of the other days…
“Melody Malone, owner and sole employee of the Angel Detective Agency, has an unexpected caller. It’s movie star Rock Railton, and he thinks someone is out to kill him. When he mentions the ‘kiss of the Angel’, she takes the case. Angels are Melody’s business…
“At the press party for Railton’s latest movie, studio owner Max Kliener invites Melody to the film set of their next blockbuster. He’s obviously spotted her potential, and Melody is flattered when Kliener asks her to become a star. But the cost of fame, she’ll soon discover, is greater than anyone could possibly imagine.
“Will Melody be able to escape Kliener’s dastardly plan – before the Angels take Manhattan?”