Corpse Marker

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Corpse Marker
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AuthorChris Boucher
SeriesDoctor Who book:
Past Doctor Adventures
Release number
Fourth Doctor
Set inPeriod between
Last Man Running and Psi-ence Fiction[1][2]
PublisherBBC Books
Publication date
November 1999[3]
Preceded byDivided Loyalties 
Followed byLast of the Gaderene 

Corpse Marker is a BBC Books original novel written by Chris Boucher and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Fourth Doctor and Leela. The concepts and characters are derived from the 1977 television serial The Robots of Death and reused in the spinoff audio series Kaldor City. It is notable for acting as a crossover story, albeit a slight one, to Blake's 7, which Boucher script-edited, as the Psychostrategist Carnell (who appeared in the series two episode "Weapon" in 1979) plays a prominent role.


The events which took place on the Sandminer were covered up and only three survivors now living in Kaldor City know the truth. When the robots begin a second murderous spree in the city, the Doctor and Leela must intervene to stop them.[3]


  1. ^ The Doctor's Timeline at The Whoniverse gives support for specific placement relative to other spin-off media.
  2. ^ Placement between Last Man Running and The Talons of Weng-Chiang confirmed by cover blurb.
  3. ^ a b