The Drosten’s Curse
Something distinctly odd is going on in Arbroath. It could be to do with golfers being dragged down into the bunkers at the Fetch Brothers’ Golf Spa Hotel, never to be seen again. It might be related to the strange twin grandchildren of the equally strange Mrs. Fetch — owner of the hotel and fascinated with octopuses. It could be the fact that people in the surrounding area suddenly know what others are thinking, without anyone saying a word.
Whatever it is, the Doctor is most at home when faced with the distinctly odd. With the help of Fetch Brothers’ Junior Receptionist Bryony, he’ll get to the bottom of things. Just so long as he does so in time to save Bryony from quite literally losing her mind, and the entire world from destruction.
Because something huge, ancient, and alien lies hidden beneath the ground, and it’s starting to wake up…
The Drosten’s Curse was a 2015 Fourth Doctor novel, and unusual for being a Fourth Doctor novel published while the BBC Wales television series featured another incumbent Doctor. It was an extended and expanded version of the Time Trips short story The Death Pit, originally released in 2013.
This story takes place after The Deadly Assassin when the Fourth Doctor is without a companion.