Candy Jar Books has announced the latesrt instalment of The Lucy Wilson Mysteries,
A new calendar year. A new term. A new set of challenges for Lucy Wilson and Hobo Kostinen.
The two of them discover they’ve been selected to represent their school at a national team event, that weekend.
But why such short notice? Who are the other seven children making up their team? And why are none of them bothered by the prospect of searching out concealed aliens on the frozen wastes of Dartmoor in January 2020?
Pretty soon, Lucy and Hobo realise that no one is quite what they seem on this particular weekend away.
The Lucy Wilson Mysteries is a Lethbridge-Stewart spin-off adventure inspired by characters created for Doctor Who by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln. It also features Sergeant Benton, created by Derek Sherwin.
Lucy is the granddaughter of the iconic Doctor Who favourite Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, and the last four years have seen her contend with a succession of extra-terrestrial threats drawn to her home in the seaside village of Ogmore-by-Sea, Wales.
This time, however, Lucy is packed off on a school trip to Dartmoor, where to her surprise she encounters seven other young defenders of Earth.
Head of publishing at Candy Jar, Shaun Russell, said:
Enter Joshua Benton, Reisha Travers and many more – the Children of January!
Tim Gambrell, the author of The Children of January, is thrilled to be kicking off this new phase of the Lucy Wilson saga. He said:
The book is set in January 2020 (hence the title), before the impact of COVID-19. Lucy and Hobo are sent off to Dartmoor to represent their school, alongside various other pupils from schools nationwide. This adventure ties up a few loose ends from the previous books, and establishes a brand new mystery for our heroes. Tim continued: