|'The Clockwise Man'
by Justin Richards
In 1920s London the Doctor and Rose find themselves caught up in the hunt for a murderer. But not everyone or everything is what they seem. Secrets lie behind locked doors and inhuman killers roam the streets. Who is the Painted Lady and why is she so interested in the Doctor? How can a cat return from the dead? Can anyone be trusted to tell - or even to know - the truth? With faceless killers closing in, the Doctor and Rose must solve the mystery of the Clockwise Man before London itself is destroyed...
*Featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose
*A BBC Books 'Ninth Doctor Adventures' novel
*Bad Wolf sightings: the Painted Lady, Melissa Heart, remarks to the Doctor "You do keep turning up. Like a bad wolf."
*Time-placing: this novel was released on 19th May 2005, between 'Father's Day' and 'The Empty Child', so I'm placing it there in the timeline for simplicity. This fits in with Rose's recollection of Gwyneth from 'The Unquiet Dead'.