The Romance of Crime

The Romance of Crime
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Cover Art
Author Gareth Roberts
Series Doctor Who book:
Virgin Missing Adventures
Release number
Subject Featuring:
Fourth Doctor
Romana II and K-9
Set in Period between
The Creature from the Pit and The English Way of Death
Publisher Virgin Books
Publication date
January 1995
Pages 246
ISBN 0-426-20435-2
Preceded by State of Change
Followed by The Ghosts of N-Space

The Romance of Crime is an original novel written by Gareth Roberts and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Fourth Doctor, Romana II and K-9. It takes place directly before the Missing Adventure The English Way of Death, also by Roberts.

The title is a quotation from the Morrissey song “Sister I’m a Poet“.[1]


The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Romana and K-9 to the Rock of Judgement: a supreme prison built into a rocket-powered asteroid. What is the link between the gallery of artist Menlove Stokes, and the massacre of a survey team on a far off planet? And why is Margo, Chief Of Security, behaving in such an odd manner?

Audio Adaptation

Big Finish Productions, an audio production company based in the UK, announced they were doing an audio adaptation of this story starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward. It was released in January 2015.[2]


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