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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.
On a barren asteroid, the once-mighty Haddron Empire is on the brink of collapse, torn apart by civil war. The one man who might have saved it languishes in prison, his enemies planning his death and his friends plotting his escape.The Second Doctor arrives as the last act of this deadly drama is being played out - and with both terrifying killers and cunning traitors to defeat, the future hangs in the balance. An adventure featuring the Second Doctor as played by Patrick Troughton and his companions Jamie and Victoria
Madame Vastra, the fabled Lizard Woman of Paternoster Row, knew death in many shapes and forms. But perhaps one of the most bizarre of these was death by snow...On a cold day in December, two young boys, tired of sweeping snow from the workhouse yard, decide to build a snowman and are confronted with a strange and grisly mystery. In horrified fascination, they watch as their snowman begins to bleed...The search for answers to this impossible event will plunge Harry into the most hazardous and exhilarating adventure of his life. He will encounter a hideous troll. He will dine with a mysterious parlour maid. And he will help the Great Detective, Madame Vastra, save the world from the terrifying Devil in the Smoke.
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?
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... Featuring the Doctor and Rose as played by Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television
The Novrosk Peninsula: the Soviet naval base has been abandoned, the nuclear submarines are rusting and rotting. Cold, isolated, forgotten. Until the Russian Special Forces arrive - and discover that the Doctor and his companions are here too. But there is something else in Novrosk. Something that pre-dates even the stone circle on the cliff top. Something that is at last waking, hunting, killing... Can the Doctor and his friends stay alive long enough to learn the truth? With time running out, they must discover who is really responsible for the Deviant Strain... The Deviant Strain features the Doctor as played by Christopher Eccleston, together with Rose and Captain Jack as played by Billie Piper and John Barrowman in the hit series from BBC Television. It is read by Stuart Milligan, who played President Nixon in the 2011 TV episodes 'The Impossible Astronaut' and 'Day of the Moon'.
1917. It's the height of the Great War and Hellcombe Hall is a house full of mystery: locked doors, forbidden rooms, dustsheets covering guilty secrets, and ghostly noises frightening the servants. Most mysterious of all, the drawing room seems to open directly onto a muddy, corpse-filled trench on the Western Front... Arriving at this stately home, the Doctor meets Lord Hellcombe, an armaments manufacturer who has a new secret weapon he believes will win the war: he calls it 'the Dalek'. Soon, the Doctor and his new friends are in a race against time to prevent the entire Western Front from becoming part of the Dalek Project!
A set of four full cast stories featuring the investigators of infernal incidents, with an extra CD of behind the scenes interviews. 3.1 Dead Men's Tales (written by Justin Richards and featuring Warren Brown). A friend from the past returns to warn Jago and Litefoot of a threat to the future. Time breaks are appearing in Victorian London, but first Leela must help solve the mystery of the Wet Men - terrifying creatures that are rising from the River Thames...3.2 The Man at the End of the Garden (written by Matthew Sweet and featuring Joanna Bacon, Joanna Monro and Eden Monteath). Strange things are happening in the Naismith household. Eleanor Naismith has vanished, and her daughter Clara is found in odd circumstances...What is the link to Eleanor's book, The Man At The End of the Garden? 3.3 Swan Song (written by John Dorney and featuring Abigail Hollick, Hywel Morgan and Andrew Westfield). The New Regency Theatre is haunted and Jago, Litefoot and Leela witness the spirit of someone in a silver wheelchair floating over the stalls. This is the story of Alice - a young woman who had Swan Lake so cruelly taken from her...3.4 Chronoclasm (written by Andy Lane and featuring Philip Bretherton, Duncan Wisbey and Wendy Padbury). When Litefoot's home is invaded by giant metal spheres, it seems that the end of the world is nigh. The enemy has revealed itself, the end game is afoot - can two Henry Gordon Jagos save the day?
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