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Doctor Who's Melody Malone detective novel now an ebook

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The novel that the Doctor was reading in the most recent episode of Doctor WhoThe Angels Take Manhattan — is now available to buy as an ebook.

Doctor Who: The Angel's Kiss, starring detective-in-lipstick-and-heels Melody Malone, had a prominent role in the most recent episode of Doctor Who — the last episode of the year before Christmas, and the last episode with Amy Pond and Rory Williams.

Novelisation's of Doctor Who are nothing new, dating all the way back to 1964 — but this could be the first time a book that was actually in the series is granted a life of its own in the real world.

Available only as an ebook, the 80-page novella is, however, not the same story as appears in the show (so you can avoid those nasty spoilers if you haven't seen it yet), even though the cover is more or less the same.

The official plot synopsis reads:

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?

So there's no Doctor, no Rory and no Amy — but that doesn't mean that there's no fun to be had, especially if you're a Melody fan.

Pick it up from iTunes for AU$2.99, Amazon for US$2.47 or Random House for AU$4.95. Why the price difference? We have no idea.

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