Doctor Who News Melody Malone stars in The Angel's Kiss

Published on September 27th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

It’s Time for Melody Malone…

Melody Malone stars in The Angel's KissThis might come as something of a surprise to you, but River Song has been spending some time in the New York, running her own detective agency and writing pulp novels.

What might also surprise you is the first of these, The Angel’s Kiss – using her pen name Melody Malone – ties in with The Angels Take Manhattan. Thanks to BBC Books we can get an idea of what it’s all about…

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?

BBC Books have of course scheduled this title to tie-in with the current series of Doctor Who. Inspired by Rory and Amy’s final episode, The Angels Take Manhattan, this is the first Doctor Who title from BBC Books to be published only in e-pub format, and the first to be written exclusively from the perspective of a character within the show – Melody Malone (assuming, that is, that you ignore David Whitaker’s Doctor Who and the Daleks which is written from the perspective of Ian Chesterton, and one or two of the 1990s/early 2000s novels).

Published by BBC Books on 4th October 2012, priced £1.99, this title is available as an eBook only.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.



3 Responses to It’s Time for Melody Malone…

  1. avatar BOJAY says:

    At what point does David Boreanaz walk in and say, “that’s too close to the name of my former character’s detective agency?”. Wait, that was Angel Investigations. Um, Joss Whedon, are you in the house? Just kidding, folks………..

  2. avatar Alex says:

    Wake me up when they publish this as a proper book. I don’t mind the occasional short story at Christmas which no one will remember in 5 years, but this is too important a release to be left to the vulnerabilities and short-term lifespan of the digital format.


  3. Seems a bit bizarre that they’d publish a pulp novel as an eBook, when so much of what makes pulp novels so distinctive is in their physical form.

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