Alex Kingston becomes a novelist with the new River Song novel The Ruby’s Curse

A new novel from the worlds of Doctor Who has been announced for this May. The Ruby’s Curse features River Song on the hunt for an ancient Egyptian artifact and an escape from its deadly curse. But that’s not all. This particular adventure is written by River herself – actor Alex Kingston! Following on from recent novels by Tom Baker and Sophie Aldred this is another contribution from a Doctor Who actor to the book range.

The 320 page Doctor Who: The Ruby’s Curse comes out on the 20th of May and is available to pre-order now. You can see an announcement video from the official Doctor Who Twitter account below:


Doctor Who: The Ruby's Curse. A new River Song novel by Alex Kingston (c) BBC Books Melody Malone Eye of Horus River Song
Doctor Who: The Ruby’s Curse. A new River Song novel by Alex Kingston (c) BBC Books

Doctor Who: The Ruby’s Curse

She’s got ice in her heart and a kiss on her lips… and so has she. 1939, New York. Private Eye, Melody Malone, is hired to find a stolen ruby, the Eye of Horus. The ruby might hold the secret to the location of Cleopatra’s tomb – but everyone who comes into contact with it dies. Can Melody escape the ruby’s curse? 1939, New York. River Song, author of the Melody Malone Mysteries, is forced to find a reality-altering weapon, the Eye of Horus – but everyone who comes into contact with it dies. River doesn’t believe in curses – but is she wrong?

From the top-security confines of Stormcage to the barbarism of first-century Egypt, River battles to find the Eye of Horus before its powers are used to transform the universe. To succeed, she must team up with a most unlikely ally – her own fictional alter ego, Melody. And together they must solve another mystery- Is fiction changing into fact – or is fact changing into fiction?


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