Summer Falls and Other Stories was an omnibus collecting the first print editions of the 2012 and 2013 tie-in e-books Summer Falls, The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery, and Devil in the Smoke: An Adventure for the Great Detective. As with the original e-books, Summer Falls and Angel's Kiss are billed as written by the fictional characters Amelia Williams (actually James Goss) and Melody Malone (actually Justin Richards), and Devil in the Smoke is credited to its actual author, Richards.
The print edition is augmented by two short fiction pieces written by Goss: an untitled Introduction piece by Amelia Williams, and The Girl Who Never Grew Up, a magazine article from 1969 profiling Amelia.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
With a new introduction by Amelia Williams, as well as a rare interview with the reclusive author, The Girl Who Never Grew Up comes Summer Falls by Amelia Williams.
Summer Falls[edit | edit source]
In the seaside village of Watchcombe, young Kate is determined to make the most of her last week of summer holiday. But when she discovers a mysterious painting entitled The Lord of Winter in a charity shop, it leads her on an adventure she never could have planned. The painting is a puzzle — and with the help of some bizarre new acquaintances, she plans on solving it. (Inspired by the Doctor Who episode The Bells of Saint John)
The Angel's Kiss by Melody Malone[edit | edit source]
Detective Melody Malone has an unexpected caller: movie star Rock Railton thinks someone is out to kill him — and when he mentions the "kiss of the Angel", she takes the case. At the press party for Railton's latest movie, studio owner Max Kliener invites Melody to become their next star. But the cost of fame, she'll soon discover, is greater than anyone could possibly imagine. (Inspired by the Doctor Who episode, The Angels Take Manhattan)
Devil in the Smoke, as recounted by Mr Justin Richards[edit | edit source]
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. (Inspired by the Doctor Who episode, The Snowmen)
New content[edit | edit source]
- An Introduction (featuring Rory Williams and an echo of Clara Oswald), which is addressed to the Eleventh Doctor. In it, Amelia describes meeting an elderly woman who asks her to pass along a message to the Doctor: "Run you clever boy, and remember.".
- A dedication page that reads: "To My Daughter."
- An excerpt of an interview between Amy and Chrissie Allen, briefly featuring Rory, for the Brooklyn Fayre in 1969. Amy discusses her next book idea about a little girl who is lost on the streets of 1969 New York City (a reference to Melody Pond's childhood regeneration as seen in TV: Day of the Moon).
Stories[edit | edit source]
|Summer Falls: Introduction||James Goss|
|The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery||Justin Richards|
|Devil in the Smoke: An Adventure for the Great Detective|
|The Girl Who Never Grew Up||James Goss|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The book includes an About the Author section that reads:
- "Amelia Williams is the editor of the famous Melody Malone series of crime novels, and a bestselling author of several books for children. She lives in New York with her husband Rory and their young son, Anthony. They have a grown-up daughter, Melody, who works as an archaeologist. Melody Malone is the owner and sole employee of the Angel Detective Agency in Manhattan. She is possibly married but lives alone usually, and is older than both her parents. Sometimes. Mr Justin Richards is a noted author of fictional fantasies concerning the continuing exploits of a mysterious traveller in space and time known only as "the Doctor". He has also chronicled the fantastical events of the Victorian era in his novels The Death Collector, The Parliament of Blood and The Chamber of Shadows."
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