Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures
The Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures were a series of novels that featured Bernice Summerfield and her "supporting cast". They were published by Virgin Books following the loss of the licence that allowed them to publish an original series of novels, the New Adventures series, which could legally use characters and concepts derived from Doctor Who. Though most featured Bernice herself, two, Deadfall and Dead Romance, centred on other characters.
The series began in May 1997 and ended in October 1999. Big Finish Productions would later obtain the licence to these characters for their own line of audios, novels and short fiction featuring Benny and her supporting cast. Several novels were adapted for audio by Big Finish alongside several Doctor Who New Adventures novel adaptations that were altered to omit the Doctor and focus on Summerfield.
The book series initially used the same cover designs as that for the later Doctor Who NA books, except with a newly commissioned New Adventures logo. A new cover design was introduced with Another Girl, Another Planet, which removed the NA identifier from the front cover and introduced a new title-lettering style.
Though not considered part of the main series, the short story collection Decalog 5: Wonders includes the first Bernice Summerfield short story, The Judgement of Solomon by Lawrence Miles. Although past Virgin Decalogs had some direct connection to Doctor Who, by the time Decalog 5 was published Virgin no longer had the rights to publish stories featuring the Doctor; other than the sole Summerfield story, the rest of the stories have no evident connection to either the Doctor Who or Summerfield continuity.