The Murder Game (novel)

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The Murder Game
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AuthorSteve Lyons
SeriesDoctor Who book:
Past Doctor Adventures
Release number
Second Doctor
Ben, Polly
Set inPeriod between
Invasion of the Cat-People and Dying in the Sun[1][2]
PublisherBBC Books
Publication date
7 June 1997
Preceded byThe Devil Goblins from Neptune 
Followed byThe Ultimate Treasure 

The Murder Game is a BBC Books original novel written by Steve Lyons and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.[3] It features the Second Doctor, Ben, and Polly. The novel is notable for introducing an alien threat known as the Selachians, who reappear later in the Past Doctor Adventures.


  1. ^ The Doctor's Timeline at The Whoniverse gives support for specific placement relative to other spin-off media.
  2. ^ Placement between The Power of the Daleks and The Highlanders confirmed by cover blurb.
  3. ^ Wolverson, E.G. "The Murder Game". Doctor Who Reviews. Retrieved 17 November 2014.

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