Doctor Who: The Ruby’s Curse by Alex Kingston is coming to audio next month read by Kingston herself


The Ruby’s Curse is Alex Kingston’s first Doctor Who novel. It follows the successful launch of Doctor Who adventures by actors Tom Baker (Scratchman, featuring the Fourth Doctor fighting the Devil) and Sophie Aldred (At Childhood’s End, featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and an older Ace, decades after she left the company of the Seventh Doctor). BBC Books have now announced the reader and release date for the audiobook of The Ruby’s Curse. And who else could it be, really, but River Song herself – Alex Kingston. The audiobook is coming to both CD and download next month, on the 20th of May.

Of her first novel set in the Doctor Who universe, Alex said: “Having absolutely no idea of the journey I would be taking with River Song when I first uttered those words, ‘Hello Sweetie,’ I cannot begin to express how excited I am to be able to continue not only River but Melody’s adventures on the written page. A sassy private detective and a time-traveling archaeologist joining forces to solve a mystery? What’s not to love!?”

You can listen a preview clip of Alex Kingston reading The Ruby’s Curse HERE.


Doctor Who: The Ruby's Curse. Audiobook written and read by Alex Kingston (c) BBC Books River Song River Song Melody Malone
Doctor Who: The Ruby’s Curse. Audiobook written and read by Alex Kingston (c) BBC Books

Doctor Who: The Ruby’s Curse

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?

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?

The Ruby’s Curse is released in CD and Digital Download on 20th May 2021.


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