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Justin Richards is the author of over a dozen genre and sf novels, as well as non-fiction books, audio and television scripts. He has edited anthologies of short stories, been a technical writer, founded and edited a media journal, and contributed articles to many mainstream magazines. Before all that he worked for a multinational computer company. At present, Justin is best known for acting as Creative Consultant to the BBC Books range of Doctor Who novels, and his own novels for the series are consistently popular. Justin is married with two sons - neither of whom is even slightly invisible.
July 2013 Book of the Month A chilling story of werewolves and other supernatural happenings lies behind this gripping story of the dark secrets and rich strand of mythology that are woven into the fabric of the village of Wolfstone. Peter joins his father on an archaeological dig and is soon spooked by mysterious happenings at nearby Wolfstone manor as he gets dangerously close to uncovering some of the sinister werewolf mysteries and what they are disguising. Although he is warned off, Peter continues to probe. How will he and Carys, a local girl who helps him, stay safe from the Wolfstone Curse? Much is unexpected in this many layered and richly textured story. A Piece of Passion from Helen Boyle,Commissioning Fiction Editor at Templar: The werewolf… that ancient beast, the stuff of legend. Part man, part wolf –cursed for eternity and unable to escape their fate. Intriguing and tragic aren't they? That's what I first thought when I read Justin Richards' proposal for The Wolfstone Curse. And now, as we near publication time, I know readers won't be disappointed. Monsters, werewolves, secrets and intrigue – The Wolfstone Curse has it all. In the skilled hands of Dr. Who author and editor Justin Richards, readers will be swept away by this exhilarating adventure. As teenager Peter discovers more about the strange town of Wolfstone and its ancient manor, can he survive the ancient Wolfstone Curse? Read on, if you dare… In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for The Wolfstone Curse a small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'With interesting characters, a carefully woven plot and never a dull moment, readers will be hooked. Adventure and action keep the reader wanting more, an intricate plot and lots of mystery keep the reader interested and excited.' Scroll down to read more reviews...
From the author who also wrote the bestselling range of Dr Who books, comes the third in the Department of Unclassified Artefacts series that began with The Death Collector and continued with The Parliament of Blood. Terrifying and nail-biting by turns will Eddie, Liz, George and Sir William be able to uncloak the terrifying mystery of an ancient curse. Rest assured it will keep readers guessing and enthralled right to the end.
Justin Richards’ Freeze Framed, the first in the Time Runners series was a big hit with many Lovereading members and Rewind Assassin is just as gripping. Hardly a surprise that this time-travel adventure is as good as it is as the author is also the Dr Who author.
‘Time Runners’ is a brand new series and one which 9+ girls and even more so boys will love. As family and friends start ignoring Jamie, as if he doesn’t exist anymore, Jamie realizes he doesn’t exist – in fact he never has but he has a trump card up his sleeve for with the help of a mysterious girl called Anna, he’s able to fix rips in time but there’s someone also outside time that’s trying to create havoc and only Jamie can prevent time from falling apart but can he do it in time? Be sure to check out the second title in the series - Rewind Assassin. Perfect for Reluctant Readers as well as keen readers. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here.
London, 1937: The Invisible Detective can solve any mystery, great or small - but no one's ever seen his face. Truth is, the detective is the creation of four extraordinary kids who combat crime in his name... Who is the misshapen figure stalking the streets after dark? When people start to die, the Invisible Detective is called in. But can Art and his friends find the inhuman killer before the killer finds them? The past is far from dead, as Arthur finds out when he wins the chance to spend a weekend at a country house. He may have won a competition, but he is in danger of losing everything - including his own life...
A Mysterious Shipwreck Cornwall, today: Arthur Drake at last has some time to think about the Invisible Detective and a past life that seems somehow linked to his own. But then he meets the ghosts of sailors shipwrecked over a century ago... An Extraordinary Watch London, 1937: Whatever your problem, the Invisible Detective can find the answer. But no one suspects that he(1)s just a front for four children who solve crimes and mysteries in his name. A pocket watch that seems to rewind time itself leads the children to investigate a strange clock shop. What is wrong with the shop's customers? How are events linked to a shipwreck in Cornwall? Where has Meg vanished to? It is up to the Invisible Detective to find out.
President Romana has been called to account for her actions. When the investigation itself triggers danger and time is quite literally running out for all of Gallifrey's power and knowledge, just who can Romana trust?
In 1920s London the Doctor and Rose find themselves caught up in the hunt for a mysterious murderer. But not everyone or everything is what they seem. Secrets lie behind locked doors and inhuman killers roam the streets. Who is the Painted Lady and why is she so interested in the Doctor? How can a cat return from the dead? Can anyone be trusted to tell or even to know the truth? With the faceless killers closing in, the Doctor and Rose must solve the mystery of the Clockwise Man before London itself is destroyed... Read by Nicholas Briggs, 'The Clockwise Man' features the Doctor and Rose, as played by Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television.
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