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the romance of crime

the missing adventures (virgin) #006

Written by: Gareth Roberts

Publication Date: 19 January 1995
ISBN: 0 426 20435 2
Pages: 256

Main Characters: The Fourth Doctor, Romana and K-9

Setting: between The Creature from the Pit and Nightmare of Eden

back cover blurb

'How do you kill someone?' asked the Doctor. 'Eviscerate them, crush them, reverse their particles. But do the dead always stay dead?'

The TARDIS brings the fourth Doctor, Romana and K-9 to the Rock of Judgement: a court, prison and place of execution built into a rocket-powered asteroid. There they become embroiled in an investigation by the system's finest lawman.

What connects the macabre gallery of artist Menlove Stokes with the slaughter of a survey team on a distant planet? Why is Margo, chief of security, behaving so strangely? And which old enemies of the Doctor are aboard the unmarked spaceship making its way towards the Rock?