Devil in the Smoke

I finally got round to watching the Christmas episode of Doctor Who and I will say I did enjoy it. I really liked the fact it was set in a Victorian London and glad a fair bit of screentime was given to Madam Vastra, Jenny and Strax.

I was quite pleased to find that there is an ebook with a Madam Vastra story which is available for both Kindle and the Apple Book Store.

Doctor Who: Devil in the Smoke

Madame Vastra, the fabled Lizard Woman of Paternoster Row, knew death in many shapes and forms. But perhaps one of the most bizarre of these was death by snow…

On a cold day in December, two young boys, tired of sweeping snow from the workhouse yard, decide to build a snowman – and are confronted with a strange and grisly mystery. In horrified fascination, they watch as their snowman begins to bleed…

The search for answers to this impossible event will plunge Harry into the most hazardous – and exhilarating – adventure of his life. He will encounter a hideous troll. He will dine with a mysterious parlour maid. And he will help the Great Detective, Madame Vastra, save the world from the terrifying Devil in the Smoke.

This is very much a must read if you enjoyed the Doctor Who Christmas special.

Get Devil in the Smoke at for your Kindle (or Kindle App).

Get Devil in the Smoke on the Apple Book Store.

Madame Vastra

Did you enjoy the reptilian Madame Vastra character in the recent episode of Doctor Who, A Good Man Goes to War?

She was the Silurian in the Victorian era, who in the Doctor’s hour of need helps him solve the mystery of River Pond, as she owed him a debt. She was living in disguise in London with her friend and maid, Jenny.

Well it appears that there may be a spin-off series with Madame Vastra and her adventures in Victorian London.


Who knows, as Steven Moffat probably doesn’t have the time to write it.