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The Murder Game (novel)

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The Murder Game
The Murder Game
Doctor: Second Doctor
Companion(s): Ben, Polly
Main enemy: The Selachians
Main setting:
Hotel Galaxian and the Selachian warcraft in orbit of Earth, 2136
unnamed volcanic planet
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Steve Lyons
Release details
Release number: 2
Release date: 7 July 1997
Format: Paperback Book, ? Pages
ISBN 0-563-40565-1
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The Murder Game was the second novel in the BBC Past Doctor Adventures series. It featured the Second Doctor, along with his companions Ben Jackson and Polly Wright.

The novel was written by Steve Lyons, who had previous written a number of Doctor Who books. It was published on 7 July 1997 as a paperback book.

Publisher's summary Edit

The faded glamour of a hotel in space, spinning in an all-but-forgotten orbit round the Earth, is host to some unusual visitors this weekend - including a party that claim to travel in a battered blue police box...

It is the year 2146. Answering a distress call from the dilapidated Hotel Galaxian, the TARDIS crew discover a games enthusiast is using the hotel to host a murder-mystery weekend. But it seems someone from his motley group of guests is taking things a little too seriously.

While the Doctor, Ben and Polly find themselves joining in the shadowplay, it becomes clear that a real-life murderer is stalking the dark, disused corridors of the Galaxian. But worse than this: there's a sinister force waiting silently in space for events to unfold. A terrible secret is hidden on board the Galaxian, and if it is discovered nothing - least of all murder - will ever be the same again. If this is a game, the stakes just got higher.

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The Doctor Edit

  • The Doctor had previously seen an entire world devastated by the Selachians, although he had not yet met them.
  • In a rarely seen gesture, the Doctor offers a silent prayer to "the gods of his own people".
  • In the Doctor's pockets are (amongst other things) a bag of jelly babies and a yo-yo, both used frequently by the Fourth Doctor.

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  • The cover image depicting the Doctor seems to actually be of Salamander, even though they were both portrayed by Patrick Troughton.

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