After the conclusion of Lethbridge-Stewart Series 4, with The Dreamer’s Lament by Benjamin Burford-Jones, Candy Car Books has announced Series 5, comprising of three more novels for the range!
The books focus around the characters of The Web of Fear, notably Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart and Anne Travers; there are currently 13 novels, plus numerous short stories, novellas, and the spin-off series, The Lucy Wilson Mysteries. Needless to say, it’s a very popular section of the Doctor Who universe.
Lethbridge-Stewart Series 5 comprises of The New Unusual by first-time novelist, Adrian Sherlock (who wrote the short story, The Playing Dead); A Very Private Haunting by Sharon Bidwell (writer of The Wishing Bazaar); and The Man from Yesterday by Nick Walters, who returns with his second novel in range after 2015’s Mutually Assured Domination.
Range Editor, Andy Frankham-Allen says:
“It’s quite an exciting series, with three very distinctively different stories. Each explores very different aspects of the Lethbridge-Stewart universe. A New-Age thriller taking the team to Australia, a ghost story set in and around a haunted manor, and an all-out adventure which pits very branches of Lethbridge-Stewart’s family against each other. This series of books sees our lead characters, in particular Lethbridge-Stewart and Anne Travers, dealing with the fallout from the losses they suffered in Series 4. The series ends on something of a cliffhanger, which will have repercussions for the series as a whole for a long time.”
The New Unusual, with a cover by Adrian Salmon, features the heroes being drawn to Australia after investigating strange goings-on at dream-ins, mysterious new age gatherings in which people explore their deepest desires through eggs of alien origin. This book features the return of Lethbridge-Stewart’s nephew, Owain.
A Very Private Haunting sees Arthur Penrose finally take ownership of a Scottish manor house that’s been in his family for generations. There are many secrets in the house, but what connects them to the mysterious shadow creatures that Lethbridge-Stewart and his men are investigating?
Finally, The Man from Yesterday sees Lethbridge-Stewart learn the truth behind his father’s disappearance at the end of World War II, when aliens arrive on Earth from a mysterious region of space known only as the Realm. This book features the return of Lethbridge-Stewart’s brother from another reality, James Gore, and his father, Air Commander Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart!
Head of Publishing, Shaun Russell reveals:
“Series 5 is the last in the ongoing series for a while, as next year we’re stepping out of the usual narrative to present a special series of novels celebrating 50 years of Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart and Anne Travers.”
The New Unusual, A Very Private Haunting, and The Man from Yesterday are all available for individual pre-order now, for £8.99 (+ p&p). Or you can pre-order them as part of the discounted UK bundle for only £26.25 (including postage), saving £9.72, or an international bundle for only £45.00 (including postage), saving £5.97. Or there’s always the option of a yearly subscription offer.
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