Thursday, September 25, 2014
Review: Doctor Who:Silhouette by:Justin Richards
About the Book:
"Vastra and Strax and Jenny? Oh no, we don't need to bother them. Trust me."
Marlowe Hapworth is found dead in his locked study, killed by an unknown assailant. This is a case for the Great Detective, Madame Vastra.
Rick Bellamy, bare-knuckle boxer, has the life drawn out of him by a figure dressed as an undertaker. This angers Strax the Sontaran.
The Carnival of Curiosities, a collection of bizarre and fascinating sideshows and performers. This is where Jenny Flint looks for answers.
How are these things connected? And what does Orestes Milton, rich industrialist, have to do with it all? This is where the Doctor and Clara come in. The Doctor and his friends find themselves thrust into a world where nothing and no one are what they seem. Can they unravel the truth before the most dangerous weapon ever developed is unleashed on London?
About the Author:
JUSTIN RICHARDS has written for stage and screen as well as writing novels and graphic novels. He has also co-written several action thrillers for older children with the acknowledged master of the genre Jack Higgins. Justin acts as Creative Consultant to BBC Books' range of Doctor Who titles, as well as writing quite a few himself. Married with two children (both boys), Justin lives and works in Warwick, within sight of one of Britain's best-preserved castles.
A mysterious death of a man in a locked study, brings the police to call Madame Vastra. Madam Vastra and her maid, Jenny search for clues but they just come up short. The Doctor and Clara are in search of a random power spike that seems to appear and disappear without notice. Strax, the Sontaran's friend was found dead and this made him angry so he starts searching for clues. Then all the clues point them in the direction of a carnival of sorts. The carnival is not your typical carnival, let me just say that.
As with the Doctor Who series, these great friends come close to knocking on deaths door, more than once. Soon all involved start to unearth more and more strange happenings but will they be able to get everything figured out before they run out of time? That is the question!
The author is able to write the series on paper, which is not an easy feat. He was able to give my mind imagery to be able to imagine everything as if I was watching the television series. Looking forward to reading more!
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Blogging For Books.