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Sleeping Murder

By:EDL Foster, Invercargill, New Zealand
Date:Sunday 28 July 2002
Rating:   9

Quite basically, this is McCoy...but not as you know him.
Forget the recent American news documentary on the Ripper unmasking by acclaimed crime novelist, Patricia Cornwell, this book explores and uncovers the true story behind the most notorious (and mysterious) serial killer in known history.
It's also a kind of sequel to a documented scandalous legal trial on Gallifrey, which has the Doctor fighting his most dangerous foe, imaginable...



By:wow, london
Date:Wednesday 13 October 2004
Rating:   10

Robert perry and mike tucker have written a fantastic book , I won't spoil it for you but I will simply tell you it is a must read for every fan of exciting and dark scary doctor who stories.The writng is descrptive , gripping and explosive . It features a great villan ( a must for doctor who ). It has the 7th doctor and ace down perfectly . Its marvellosly macabre feeling ensures that you will not be able to put this book down . Is it getting chilly in here .

Terrifingly Addictive

By:Heather, Northern Ireland
Date:Monday 22 September 2008
Rating:   10

A totally addictive novel. When I say, "I couldn't put it down," I mean I actually didn't stop reading until I was finished. With so many twists and turns in the facinating plot, and the continuation from the tv series, it makes for fantastic reading! A++++!

The Ultimate Nightmare?

By:kieren, kidderminster
Date:Friday 27 March 2009
Rating:   10

In a very similar style to 'Illegal Alien', I like this a lot for it really plays with some of the stuff from The Ultimate Foe and does it excellently. It grips (or is that rips?) you and you don't put that book down till you've finished. It is dark, violent, surreal and dramatic which is what it should be anyway.

Not Quite

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Monday 9 August 2021
Rating:   6

Everything about "Matrix" is "not quite." The story, such as it is, follows what happens when some mysterious magician type uses the TARDIS telepathic circuit to take over The Doctor's mind and turn him into a savage murderer. The magician uses something like golems, but mainly just to chase people and destroy things. Eventually, the magician gets The Doctor to land the TARDIS in late 19th-century London, and to turn him into Jack the Ripper. The magician also tries to get Ace to become the Cheetah person lurking around in her mind. Out of desperation, The Doctor removes the telepathic circuit from the TARDIS, throws most of his consciousness into it, then hurls it into the Thames before running off not knowing who he is. Oh, and somehow The Doctor is partly saved by The Wandering Jew. There are plenty of other bits to this, including an abused mentally retarded young man, a circus run by a criminal mastermind, and a harsh, unforgiving vicar. These elements do not quite come together. One of the key problems is that for over 100 pages the story keeps ticking along without providing any clues as to what is driving all this, who the evil magician is, why The Doctor is in such a terrified frenzy about it all, and so on. Things happen, but no information emerges from them. The ending is a big show down in which The Doctor does something, we are never told quite what he does, to resolve the situation. And what about The Wandering Jew? Why is this character even in this story? I think that, for this novel, Perry and Tucker had an idea of what they wanted to happen at the end, but not a clear sense of how they were going to get there.

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