Doctor Who Logo 'Devil in the Smoke'

Recounted by Mr Justin Richards
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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'

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