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Coming Soon: Doctor Who — Death in the Stars Written by Bonnie Langford

Bonnie Langford has written a Doctor Who novel, featuring Melanie Bush, the Sixth and Seventh Doctor companion who returned for the 60th anniversary!

Death in the Stars tells the story of what happened to Mel after the Doctor left her with Sabalom Glitz in Dragonfire; presumably, we find out a little more about how Mel found herself back on contemporary Earth for The Giggle.

Due out in August 2024, here’s the blurb:

A band of killers. Survivors with a secret. A death-defying murder mystery in space.

When young Mel’s business partner, Sabalom Glitz embarks on yet another “get rich quick” scheme, it marks the start of an epic, death-defying murder-mystery in space. After barely escaping the snares of a murderous galactic cult, Mel searches for fellow survivors in a nearby spaceship graveyard – while Glitz looks to fill his pockets. But the discovery of a spaceship with its crew in suspended animation and incredible secrets on board leaves the duo stranded with no way off.

Mel revives the crew – and then the murders start. Murders that cannot possibly have been committed by any of the crewmembers. In fact, there are only two realistic suspects – Glitz and Mel themselves…

This isn’t the first time a companion in the series has written a novel for their on-screen character — Sophie Aldred wrote At Childhood’s End, for instance, starring Ace.

We’ll see Mel again soon, working for UNIT still, opposite Ncuti Gatwa’s Fifteenth Doctor in Doctor Who Series 14!

Death in the Stars is available to pre-order now.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Coming Soon: Doctor Who — Death in the Stars Written by Bonnie Langford

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