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Doctor Who: The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery

Doctor Who: The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery [Kindle Edition]

Justin Richards
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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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?

About the Author

The writer behind the fictional Melody Malone is Justin Richards, an experienced writer of Doctor Who and other children's novels.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 234 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Digital (4 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009KJ6DTO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #108,803 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I was a bit disappointed to find that this is not actually the same book as the one that The Doctor and Amy are reading in the episode "The Angels Take Manhattan". It being advertised as such, and having the same cover and all, I was for the first half of the book constantly waiting for Rory to suddenly show up and the real story to kick off. But that never happened.

Instead it reads more like a prequel to the episode, establishing the character of Melody Malone in New York in a completely separate story, involving movie stars who mysteriously keep forgetting who she is. Or they may just be acting. Then again, it wouldn't be a Melody Malone Mystery if there wasn't something very sinister going on behind the curtains...

It's nice for what it is - a pulpy 1930s style mystery detective story starring Melody Malone - and quite funny in places, but I was expecting to read the actual book from the episode, detailing the adventures of Melody Malone as she meets Rory, Amy, and The Doctor and they run around Angel-infested New York, dealing with the timey-wimey-ness of the book appearing in its own story. It would have been brilliant if it had been. It leaves me wishing that it were.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous Melody Malone 2 Nov 2012
By pacem et amorem VINE VOICE
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This is a great little short read which ties in nicely with the recent Doctor Who episode 'The Angels Take Manhattan.' Providing more information about the Weeping Angels and more background on Melody/River this is sure to be a hit with Doctor Who fans. The Weeping Angels are a wonderful creation and I'll guarantee that you'll never look at statues in quite the same way after you've seen them on TV or read about them in the Doctor Who books. Certainly I thought the ending of 'Blink' was extremely creepy and designed to mess with viewers heads.
Fans of River will not be disappointed with the opportunity to follow her on a solo adventure, with the chance to see how she operates without the Doctor and to find out how she fills her time between adventures with the Time Lord in her life. I for one am hoping for more Melody/River spin-off stories.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A piece of fun and worth a read 10 Oct 2012
By Tony Jones VINE VOICE
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Once you realise this is not the actual book content from the TV episode and nor do we find out why River is in Manhattan under another pseudonym we can settle down and enjoy this short (and cheap) novella.
In classic noire style we learn of Melody Malone's encounter with the last vestiges of the East Coast film industry and have fun all the way.

There is a mild link to the TV story and what we do learn is this setting suits River down to the ground.

More please!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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"...packing cleavage that could fell an ox at twenty feet..."

She's shameless; this Melody Malone `broad', packing more innuendo that you could shake a Colt .38 at and with a monopoly on sassiness that would even make Capt. Jack Harkness blush, Justin Richards' spin-off eBook, DOCTOR WHO: THE ANGEL'S KISS - A MELODY MALONE MYSTERY, is a riotous, blazing account that forms a tantalising prequel to SERIES 7's THE ANGELS TAKE MANHATTAN (2012) episode.

The novel, basically written by River Song under the pseudonym of Melody Malone, is, regrettably, short but a joyous distraction accompanied with a bottle of beer, a bag of Pork Scratchings sprinkled generously with salty irony; submerge yourself in the underworld - or under-garment - of gravity defying nylon stockings, of lift-and-separate brassieres that have more under-wiring suspension qualities than New York's Brooklyn Bridge, and of hallucinogenic lipsticks that have the death-defying puckering ability to render any man... or woman... to a simpering wreck.

And then there's a single quantum-locked (Weeping) Angel.

But one is enough. Quite enough.

Released in two formats (digital ebook from BBC BOOKS and an audio reading by Alex Kingston for AUDIOGO), the novel may not be everyone's cup of Joe due to its shallow plot, steady pacing and mildly sexualised tone but it there lies its strength. It's not supposed to be DOCTOR WHO but River Song's world wherein she holds no sway in social hierarchy and conformity, living to her own tidal-like rules & codes and ambivalent interaction with the society that she has had to endure living in our alien world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars River Song rocks 6 Oct 2012
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At last we get to see Melody AKA River song in an adventure of her own, all be it a prequel to the mid season finale. This is a romp With River in wise cracking sexy form. The words are easily imagined coming from Alex Kingston's mouth. The book is styled like the one featured in the finale which is a great hook. If we can't have an archeological television spin off then please let us have the adventures of River Song in novels now. Maybe Alex could do a narrated version of this novella in time for Christmas haha. Write more Justin, you are a legend!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Angle's Kiss 6 Oct 2012
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I love this book as River Song is my favourite character and you can tell it is her perfectly. I also love the about the author page, it never fails to make me smile! The only thing is I was expecting the book they read in the episode nevertheless it was amazing!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I really liked this book because it was very well written and easy to read. Anyone that likes doctor who will love this.
Published 3 months ago by F. Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Justin Richards is one of my favorite authors and this book was fantastic. A Doctor who book about River is sorely needed and the fact that this one is written by River herself... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who Fab
2nd of the many I shall be buying.

A quick easy read why has it taken me so long to read a Dr Who story (adventure)

Published 7 months ago by Pat g
1.0 out of 5 stars Didnt feel like Doctor who
dissaponiting book doctor who is the title but the doctor or other characters are not in the book .I usually enjoy justin richards but on this occasion im getting my money back.
Published 8 months ago by Miss C. Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars wow
good book, wish it was longer tho :( just when it felt like it was about to get even better it finished :(

i hope the follow up (if there is one! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ms. Sian Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
I absolutely loved this book. It was a very short read but a great one. Even though it's not the story from angels take Manhattan it was still a nice prequel. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Autonomous
5.0 out of 5 stars River without the doctor can cause trouble!
its such a shame the didn't make this book longer! You can imagine River in each situation and she still has her attitude! Read more
Published 9 months ago by Shyneece-Christine MacAngus
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing.
Was so happy when i realised that this was available. As a massive fan of Doctor Who it was a brilliant short read with a surprisingly decent plot line. Read more
Published 10 months ago by tootie
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthy short story
Great short story leading into the recent series nicely. Detailed and easily readable with a few in jokes relating to the series.
Published 12 months ago by Jhonny Hopkin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!
I enjoyed it very much i could also tell easily that it was river and i liked the part at the end which was read out in angles take manhatten!! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Amy Westcott
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