The Clockwise Man
In 1920s London, the Doctor and Rose find themselves caught up in the hunt for a mysterious murderer. But not everything is what it seems. Secrets lie behind locked doors and inhuman killers roam the streets.
Who is the Painted Lady and why is she so interested in the Doctor? How can a cat return from the dead? Can anyone be trusted to tell — or even to know — the truth?
With the faceless killers closing in, the Doctor and Rose must solve the mystery of the Clockwise Man before London itself is destroyed…
- The Clockwise Man was the first BBC New Series Adventures novel released. It was written by Justin Richards and featured the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler
- Later reprints of this book removed the image of Billie Piper from the cover, presumably due to use-of-likeness issues after she had left the programme.
- This story was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.
- Rose has a conversation with one of the servants in the Imperial Club, who makes her think of Gwyneth in The Unquiet Dead.
- In the club, the Doctor looks at a painting of the French Revolution and says “That’s not right”. In the first episode of Doctor Who, An Unearthly Child, the Doctor’s granddaughter, Susan Foreman, reads a book about the French Revolution and says the same words.
- The Doctor mentions to Rose at the end of the Season 2 episode Tooth and Claw that Queen Victoria’s descendants suffered from a condition called Haemophilia. This was also mentioned when The Doctor and Rose visit the British Empire Exhibition.
- The Doctor mentions his second regeneration and his exile to Earth. (The War Games, Spearhead from Space)