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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.
We are all stories, in the end . . . A stunning illustrated collection of fifteen dark and ancient fairy tales from the world of Doctor Who. These captivating stories include mysterious myths and legends about heroes and monsters of all kinds, from every corner of the universe. Originally told to young Time Lords at bedtime, these twisted tales are an enchanting read for Doctor Who fans of all ages. Written by Justin Richards and illustrated by David Wardle.
Big Finish travel back to Doctor Who of the 1970s, recreating the era for two all-new Third Doctor stories: Prisoners of the Lake (by Justin Richards). Captain Mike Yates is investigating the disappearance of artefacts from an archaeological site deep below Dunstanton Lake. It's hardly a job for UNIT. But when the team discover a mysterious ancient structure buried deep underwater, all that changes. When chief archaeologist Freda Mattingly ventures inside, she soon realises that her skills do not begin to equip her to deal with what she finds. As an ancient menace begins to stir the Doctor, Jo Grant and Mike Yates must dive down to the lake bed and discover the secrets hidden there. Secrets that could mean the end of all life on Earth...The Havoc of Empires (by Andy Lane). The Doctor and Jo take Mike Yates on his first trip in the TARDIS, but instead of the historical cricket match they were aiming for they end up on a futuristic space station in the middle of a diplomatic crisis that might escalate into galactic war. The alien leader of the Chalnoth Hegemony is marrying the human Director of the Teklarn Incorporation, but there are forces that will stop at nothing to disrupt the ceremony. The Doctor is accused of murder while explosions occur across the station, and only Jo Grant, pretending to be a security consultant, can save the day. But then, there's the Eels to consider...Katy Manning and Richard Franklin return to their original roles from the much loved 1970s Jon Pertwee era of television Doctor Who, teaming up with actor Tim Treloar who voices the Doctor. Writer Andy Lane is the novelist behind the popular series of The Young Sherlock Holmes novels and Justin Richards is the writer behind the literary series The Invisible Detective and The Time Runners. CAST: Tim Treloar (Narrator/The Doctor), Katy Manning(Jo Grant), Richard Franklin (Mike Yates), Caroline Seymour (Freda Mattingly), Robbie Stevens (Johnny Repford/Director Pennard), John Banks (Chief Dastron/Lieutenant Macintyre/UNIT Operative), Helen Goldwyn (May Zalrick/Harmony Station AI), Hywel Morgan (Regent Tharlar/Alex Filton), Lucy Briggs-Owen (Tina Andresson), Joanna Bacon (Lady Gurlen), George Layton (Louis Markell/Human Guard).
No one could travel through history - past present and future - as much as the Doctor does without leaving an impression. Much of what we know about this mysterious figure comes from what he does - the planets he saves and the monsters he defeats. But until now we've had little knowledge of his writings. The Time Lord Letters is a unique collection of over one hundred letters, notes, and jottings both by and to the Doctor - correspondence by turns entertaining and inspiring, funny and flippant, brilliant and incredible. From the Doctor's plea to the Time Lords to help end the War Games to an extract from the written defence he submitted at his subsequent trial; from his application for the post of Caretaker at Coal Hill School to his apology to the Queen for missing dinner; from telepathic messages to the High Council on Gallifrey to his famous letter to Santa Claus - like the Doctor himself, the mood can change in an instant. The Time Lord Letters captures the best and most dramatic moments of an impossible life. You'll never see the Doctor in quite the same way again.
THE VRIL ARE HERE. THE WAR FOR HUMANITY HAS BEGUN The Germans have lost control of their most deadly discovery. The alien Vril have awakened and are scouring the Earth for ancient relics. From the Hollywood lights of LA to the bloody devastation of Stalingrad, Major Guy Pentecross and the team at Station Z must uncover the mystery and stop the Vril and Nazis alike. Failure will mean the end of life as we know it.
Four brand new stories featuring the investigators of infernal incidents, in one box set. The Flying Frenchman - Jago and Litefoot embark on a cruise. It's supposed to be a relaxing break, but what terrors lurk in the mysterious fog? The Devil's Dicemen - Arriving at Monte Carlo, Jago is keen to try his luck at the famous casino. But if he's not careful he could lose a lot more than just money. Island of Death - Arriving at a beautiful island, Jago and Litefoot discover evidence of a missing expedition. Can they discover what happened to the ship's crew before it happens to them? Return of the Nightmare - There is a murderer loose aboard the ship. If they can solve the mystery of the strange fog and return to London, will that make matters better, or far worse? This is the ninth of an incredibly popular audio spin-off series of two Doctor Who characters first encountered in the hit story The Talons of Weng-Chiang. Actor Christopher Benjamin is a widely known face on British TV, appearing in everything from The Avengers to Inspector Morse, Poldark to Midsomer Murders. Writer and script editor Justin Richards is the creator of The Invisible Detective series of children's novels. CAST:Trevor Baxter (Professor Litefoot), Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Conrad Asquith(Inspector Quick), Lisa Bowerman(Ellie), Jamie Newall (Aubrey), David Charles(Captain Mercer), Sarah Badel Lady Isobelle Danvers), David Warner (Dr Luke Betterman), Miranda Raison (Madame Diabolique), Dan Starkey (Neville Tibbs), Anthony Howell (Victor Bataille), Jonathan Coy (Fowler).
Project X Alien Adventures takes you on an incredible reading journey with this fantastic story featuring the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger. Tiger is keen to explore the new dimension, but his enthusiasm quickly turns to fear when he is kidnapped by some scary, thorny creatures the thistlers. Max, Cat and Ant set out to rescue Tiger and help their new friend Malenki. Will they make it out of the woods alive? Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, questions for readers, and a follow-up activity.
This range of two-part audio dramas stars Tom Baker reprising his most popular role as the Fourth Doctor (from 1974 - 1981) with a number of his original TV companions. Cut off from the TARDIS, the Doctor and Leela find themselves stranded on a small island. But they are not alone. It is 1907, and members of the Caversham Society have gathered on the hundredth anniversary of the death of Mannering Caversham, the greatest Magic Lanternist who ever lived. But Caversham was also a supernaturalist who claimed to have conjured up a demon from the depths of hell. As people start to die, the Doctor begins to wonder if Caversham's story might have more than a grain of truth in it. Can the Doctor and Leela discover what really happened to Caversham a century ago? And if they do, will they live to tell the tale...? The fourth series in a Big Finish range which is hugely popular with fans of the classic TV series Doctor Who. Writer Justin Richards has not only written Big Finish scripts and BBC novels, but is the writer behind The Invisible Detective children's books. As well as Doctor Who, Louise Jameson has been seen in Bergerac, Eastenders, and many other UK shows. Cast: Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Mark Lewis Jones (Professor Oliver Mortlake), Julian Wadham (Joseph Holman), Sinead Keenan (Mary Summersby), Rory Keenan (David Lacey).
David Troughton reads four original stories set in different periods of the Siege of Trenzalore, featuring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith. Let it Snow by Justin Richards An Apple a Day by George Mann Strangers in the Outland by Paul Finch The Dreaming by Mark Morris As it had been foretold, the armies of the Universe gathered at Trenzalore. Only one thing stood between the planet and destruction: the Doctor. For nine hundred years, he defended the planet, and the tiny town of Christmas, against the forces that would destroy it. Some of what happened during those terrible years is well documented. But most of it has remained shrouded in mystery and darkness. Until now. This is a glimpse of just some of the terrors the people faced, the monstrous threats the Doctor defeated. These are the tales of the monsters who found themselves afraid - and of the one man who was not. David Troughton, who has appeared several times in Doctor Who, reads these four original stories.
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