|'The Angel's Kiss'
by Justin Richards
New York growled at my window. A friend once told me this was the town of a million stories.
Some nights I felt like they were all happening to me. This was one of those nights.
But what the hell – my stocking seams were straight, my lipstick was combat ready, and I was packing a cleavage that could fell an ox at twenty feet.
Melody Malone not only runs her own agency, she also happens to be the author of a successful series of novels, featuring one Melody Malone.
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?
*Featuring Melody Malone
*A BBC Books 'Doctor Who' Novella
*This e-book was originally only available electronically, and was published on 4th October 2012, a few days after the premiere of 'The Angels Take Manhattan'; in that episode Amy reads a 'Melody Malone Mystery' written by her daughter
*An audio recording of this e-book was subsequently released by AudioGO as a download in December 2012, with a CD release following in March 2013; it was read by actress Alex Kingston, who plays River Song in 'Doctor Who':
When movie star Rock Railton appears unexpectedly at Melody Malone’s Angel Detective Agency and mentions ‘the kiss of the angel’ Melody takes the case. Angels are, after all, Melody’s business. At a press party for Railton’s latest movie, Melody is invited by studio owner Max Kleiner to the film set of their next blockbuster. He’s spotted her potential and wants her to become a star. Flattered, Melody will discover the cost of fame is greater than anyone could possibly imagine.
Will she be able to escape Kleiner’s dastardly plan – before the Angels Take Manhattan?
*This story was later released in October 2013 in a paperback book that also included the novellas 'Summer Falls' and 'Devil in the Smoke'