Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased): Ghosts from the Past
Ghosts from the Past is an original novel.
Back Cover Blurb
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), the cult 60s detective series is back from the grave with a brand new series. Written and produced by Charlie Higson, it stars Bob Mortimer as the hapless private detective Jeff Randall, Vic Reeves as his deceased partner Marty Hopkirk, who comes back from beyond to help solve cases with his supernatural powers, and Emilia Fox as Marty's bereaved girlfriend Jeannie.
To accompany the first series comes an original Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) novel. When Tallulah Joplin, an old flame of Marty's, asks Randall for help, Jeannie discovers there were things about her fiancé she had never known. And they all hark back to a fateful night, ten years previously, when Marty was a nightclub entertainer and Tallulah was a sultry vamp...
Now Marty is dead and Tallulah belongs to a mysterious organisation called Angels with Broken Wings. But who exactly are the Angels — and why does Tallulah want to track down an ex-convict called Dave Day? What is the connection to the tall man with plans for world domination? And will Marty be able to stage a comeback, and tapdance his way into the limo limelight?
Fast-paced, action-packed and furiously funny, Ghosts from the Past is a must for all fans of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased).
In the Press
- DreamWatch #68
- SFX #64
- The original series of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) was unusual in being one of the few adventure programmes produced by ITC in the 1960s not to have a spin-off novel released.
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased): Ghost in the Machine
Ghost in the Machine is an original novel.
Back Cover Blurb
The calm of the Scottish highlands is shattered when a new Laird dies a gruesome death on a decommissioned Russian nuclear submarine. Discovering her inheritance to be under threat, his money-grabbing widow enlists Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) to establish the cause of his death.
The investigation gets off to a bad start, and soon Jeff, Jeannie and the ghostly Marty find that they are discovering more questions than answers. What are the motives of the two Israelis who make a bid for the detective agency and are later discovered snooping around the submarine? How is it that one of them can sense Marty's presence? Who is Abaddon: the mysterious force mentioned in a coded message found in one of the dead man's pockets? And why is the film crew that has arrived to make a documentary about the local fishermen, acting so strangely? It is only when Jeannie is kidnapped by the Russian Mafia and Jeff is trapped on board the submarine, fighting for his life, that the trio begin to uncover the awful truth...
The TV series Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) stars Bob Mortimer as the luckless detective Jeff Randall, and Vic Reeves as his supernatural partner-in-crime-detecting, Marty Hopkirk. Ghost in the Machine is the second original novel to accompany the series.
In the Press
- DreamWatch #74
Review: Peter Franks, 4/5
- In a rather lazy move, the cover to Ghost in the Machine is identical to that of Ghosts from the Past, with the exception of the background being tinted blue rather than green. Clearly no expense was spared on this particular range of tie-in books...
- Andy Lane has also written tie-in books based on Doctor Who, BUGS and Torchwood, as well as Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased): The Files, a non-fiction book looking at the making of the television series, and which was also published by Boxtree.