|'Devil in the Smoke'
Recounted by Mr Justin Richards
Madame Vastra, the fabled Lizard Woman of Paternoter Row, knew death in many shapes and forms. But perhaps one of the most bizarre of these was death by snow…
On a cold day in December, two young boys, tired of sweeping snow from the workhouse yard, decide to build a snowman – and are confronted with a strange and grisly mystery. In horrified fascination, they watch as their snowman begins to bleed…
The search for answers to this impossible event will plunge Harry into the most hazardous – and exhilarating – adventure of his life. He will encounter a hideous troll. He will dine with a mysterious parlour maid. And he will help The Great Detective, Madame Vastra, save the world from the terrifying Devil in the Smoke.
*Featuring Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax
*A BBC Books 'Doctor Who' Novella
*This e-book was only available electronically, and was published on 18th December 2012; it is set prior to the events of that year’s Christmas special, 'The Snowmen'
*This story was later released in October 2013 in a paperback book that also included the novellas 'Summer Falls' and 'The Angel's Kiss'