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A Life of Crime (audio story)

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A Life of Crime
A Life of Crime
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Ace, Mel
Main enemy: The Sperivores
Main setting: Ricosta, circa 2000000
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Matt Fitton
Director: Ken Bentley
Music: Fool Circle Productions
Sound: Fool Circle Productions
Cover by: Tom Webster
Release details
Release number: 214
Release date: 12 July 2016
Format: 4 parts, 2 CDs
ISBN 978-1-78178-889-9
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A Life of Crime was the two hundred and fourteenth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It featured the Seventh Doctor, Ace, and Mel reunited after Dragonfire.

Publisher's summary Edit

Come to Ricosta! Tropical climate, untouched beaches, fabulous cuisine... and no extradition treaties. The perfect retirement planet for a certain type of "business person" — such as Ms Melanie Bush, formerly the co-owner of the Iceworld emporium, now on the run from her former criminal associate's criminal associates...

Some other former associates of Ms Bush are abroad in this space Costa del Crime, however. Not long ago, the time and space traveller known as the Doctor arrived here, alongside his sometimes-criminal associate, the reformed juvenile offender Ace. But now the Doctor's gone missing — and Melanie Bush is about to learn that on the planet Ricosta, the wages of sin... are death.

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References Edit

  • Gloria gives 500 grotzits to the Mayor.
  • Mel lost her ship, the Nosferatu III, when it was impounded.
  • The Ricosta currency is the dollar. The Mayor regrets not adopting the grotzit when he had the opportunity.
  • Lefty Lonnigan is a cyborg. He received his nickname because only the left side of his body is still human.
  • Gloria offers Mel a glass of Gadalaxian champagne.
  • Ace refers to the Mayor as "fur-face" and "fuzzball".
  • Lefty compares Ricostans to ferrets, though Gloria believes that they more closely resemble raccoons.
  • Ace has read about regeneration.
  • Mel considers Glitz to be his ne'er-do-well.
  • Ace compares Lefty to Long John Silver.
  • Gloria tells the Doctor that not even she can make beige and paisley look good.
  • The Sperivores are one of the wealthiest species in the Andromeda Galaxy, if not the wealthiest.
  • Lefty once robbed a bank on Andromeda IX.
  • Gloria refers to Mel as "Little Miss Carrot Curls".

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