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  • Published: 23 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473532205
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

Doctor Who: The Crimson Horror (Target Collection)


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The Eleventh Doctor adventure, Crimson Horror, novelised by critically acclaimed writer Mark Gatiss, and based on his script for the iconic episode.


‘We must get to the bottom of this dark and queer business, no matter what the cost!


Something ghastly is afoot in Victorian Yorkshire. Something that kills. Bodies are washing up in the canal, their skin a waxy, glowing red… But just what is this crimson horror?

Madam Vastra, Jenny and Strax are despatched to investigate the mystery. Strangely reluctant to assist their enquiries is Mrs Winifred Gillyflower, matriarch of ‘Sweetville’, a seemingly utopian workers’ community.

Why do all roads lead to the team's old friends Clara and the Doctor?

Who is Mrs Gillyflower's mysterious silent partner Mr Sweet?

And will the motley gang be in time to defeat the mysterious power that threatens all the world with its poison?

  • Pub date: 23 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473532205
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the Author

Mark Gatiss

Mark Gatiss is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter and novelist. He is known as a member of the comedy team The League of Gentlemen alongside Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and co-writer Jeremy Dyson. He has both written for and acted in the TV series Doctor Who and Sherlock, the latter of which he also co-created.

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