I have been a fan of Dr. Who since before it became popular here in the United States. The doctor is an outer space fallible protector of the human race, and a detective as well. What makes him so popular is his quirky personality and genuine care for us humans as he rescues Great Britain (and the Earth) from alien space enemies.
Silhouette, the first book of this new series, pits Doctor Who and his earthly companions against a wealthy businessman who preys upon circus performers and the audience. How exactly was a man who had attended the Carnival of Curiosities murdered when the door and windows were locked? What was he trying to say when the name of one of the doctor’s companions was being written on a piece of paper by the dead man? What does this have to do with the doctor?
I enjoyed this book immensely and look forward to reading more Dr. Who books in the future. Mr. Richards story was fun and intriguing, the very things I love about Dr. Who. If you have a senior high student that enjoys mysteries they will want to read this book.
About the author: Justin Richards has written for stage and screen as well as writing novels and graphic novels. He has also co-written several action thrillers for older children with the acknowledged master of the genre Jack Higgins. Justin acts as Creative Consultant to BBC Books’ range of Doctor Who titles, as well as writing quite a few himself. Married with two children (both boys), Justin lives and works in Warwick, within sight of one of Britain’s best-preserved castles.
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