Doctor Who: Silhouette

Doctor Who: Silhouette

by Justin Richards


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"Vastra and Strax and Jenny? Oh no, we don't need to bother them. Trust me." 
Marlowe Hapworth is found dead in his locked study, killed by an unknown assailant. This is a case for the Great Detective, Madame Vastra. 

Rick Bellamy, bare-knuckle boxer, has the life drawn out of him by a figure dressed as an undertaker. This angers Strax the Sontaran. 

The Carnival of Curiosities, a collection of bizarre and fascinating sideshows and performers. This is where Jenny Flint looks for answers.      

How are these things connected? And what does Orestes Milton, rich industrialist, have to do with it all? This is where the Doctor and Clara come in. The Doctor and his friends find themselves thrust into a world where nothing and no one are what they seem. Can they unravel the truth before the most dangerous weapon ever developed is unleashed on London?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804140881
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Series: Doctor Who Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 753,750
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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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Doctor Who: Silhouette 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
NicAwesomeOle More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I have a confession, I am a Whovian. I’ve even turned other people onto the show—my husband proposed to me during an episode. I’ve watched the show since childhood. When I was offered the opportunity to review a Dr Who book, I jumped at the chance. Doctor Who and Clara read a strange energy spike and land the TARDIS in late 19th century London. There have been a rash of mysterious deaths, the only thing tying the victims together is the mysterious Carnival of Curiosities. Soon, the two are working with some old friends to solve the mystery—before any more bodies pile up. Justin Richards does a great job of pulling in viewers of the show, as well as those fans of Doctor Who in the past (saving a spoiler from a plot point). I’ve not yet seen Capaldi as the Doctor, yet I was very intrigued by the writing style of Richards. The Doctor, in any form, is stunning in my opinion. In Silhouette, we see this version’s idiosyncratic behavior—however the way he processes things shows he is still The Doctor. I enjoyed the character of Clara, despite having heard things about the show portrayal that lead me not to be so excited about that character (Where is Donna when we need her?).  Fans of the show will love the appearances by Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax. I adore the Sontarans, for some weird reason, and this is why Silhouette does not disappoint. We see plenty of Strax and get to hear him interact exactly as expected. Even those ‘extra’ characters in the books make a real impression on the reader. I was invested in what happened to those extras and wanted to know what happened before I finished/closed the book—I was not disappointed. As I’ve said, Justin Richards does a great job of creating a visual and believable representation of the Doctor Who ‘verse in Silhouette. Fans of the series can appreciate this, as well as people not too familiar with the series—there is a little bit of backtracking, but not distractingly so. I’m not so blessed to live in England, or to have access to BBC or BBC America, so there are times when I have ‘Doctor Droughts.’ Random Houses’ Broadway Books imprint makes those of us waiting on new Who to have a little bit of our favorite physician at all times, in perfect episode-sized bites. This book is available in ebook and physical paperback from Broadway Books from most retailers. It released on September 9, 2014. It is 256 pages and can be found at your favorite retailer by searching under ISBN: 978-0804140881
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mtsilence More than 1 year ago
The 12th Doctor and mystery. What is not to enjoin his fast paced story? Well written good character development
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He arrives on gallifrey. The 12th Doctor in his brand new tardis. He walks in ro the room of the high council. Lord Principle speaks, " Doctor, you have saved our lives. And in return, i give you one more regeneration." But the Docter doesnt exept. Or does he? You decide by saying, this is for you, Anymous
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book, and would have rated it higher except for a few lines which seemed out of place or out of character. The one thing that I am not sure about is the characterization of the relationship between the Doctor and Clara since I have not seen Season 8 yet. Initially it was a little of a turnoff, but improved further along in the book.
alice42 More than 1 year ago
It seems to happen far too  rarely, truly enjoying a book. When the enjoyable tome also happens to be a Dr. Who adventure,  I feel doubly blessed. Not only are the Dr. and Clara well portrayed, the Pater Nostra gang is also reight on the mark.  Mr. Richards manages to present an excellent, well paced, and well plotted tale. It actually leaves the impression of having been an actual episode of the  show  (and  a good one at that),  but for some reason it has been presented in text  instead of  film. I rather wish Justin Richards could be convinced to write more of the tie-in novels. His grasp of the characters, and the underlying plot, or  even, if you will, spirit of  the subject is easily the best amongst the various Q Who novelists. This observation is is informed by his previous offerings as well.  If you are considering a Dr. Who novel, this is the one to go for. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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