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Grave Matter (novel)

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Grave Matter
Grave Matter
Doctor: Sixth Doctor
Companion(s): Peri
Main enemy: The Denarians
Main setting: Sheldon's Folly, Earth
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Justin Richards
Release details
Release number: 31
Release date: 1 May 2000
Format: Paperback Book; 16 Chapters, 247 Pages
ISBN 0-563-55598-X
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Grave Matter was the thirty-first BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown.

Publisher's summary Edit

Dorsill: a group of islands shrouded in fog, the community facing economic ruin and struggling to survive.

When Christopher Sheldon buys the islands outright, the locals owe him a debt of thanks. They don't ask too many questions about what Sheldon and his friends are up to; they don't care that he seldom ventures into the one small village; they don't ask why he saw fit to spend such a large amount of money — or where he got it from...

Even when the first few people die, there's an assumption that it's down to natural causes: allergic reactions, an especially virulent strain of flu, a tragic fishing accident... And if the sheep and chickens are behaving oddly, that's hardly a worry.

No, if there's anything to arouse suspicion, it's the arrival of retired civil servant Sir Edward Baddesley. But generally life goes on, with its little triumphs and upsetting tragedies.

Until the two strangers arrive...

Chapter titles Edit

First Generation

  • Chapter One - Gathering

Second Generation

  • Chapter Two - Cortège
  • Chapter Three - Fisherman's Ruin
  • Chapter Four - Anachronisms
  • Chapter Five - Herd Instinct
  • Chapter Six - Digging for Clues
  • Chapter Seven - Unearthing the Truth
  • Chapter Eight - Delivery
  • Chapter Nine - Material Evidence

Third Generation

  • Chapter Ten - Hosts
  • Chapter Eleven - Sheldon's Folly
  • Chapter Twelve - Sacrifices
  • Chapter Thirteen - Close Calls
  • Chapter Fourteen - Under the Influence
  • Chapter Fifteen - Overdosage
  • Chapter Sixteen - Solution and Evolution

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Foods and beverages Edit

  • The Doctor drinks the local beer, Fisherman's Ruin.

Notes Edit

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