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The Witchfinders was a novelisation based on the 2018 television episode The Witchfinders. It was written by the original writer Joy Wilkinson and released by Target Books on 11 March 2021.

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

'I am an expert on witchcraft, Doctor, but I wish to learn more. Before you die, I want answers.'

The TARDIS lands in the Lancashire village of Bilehurst Cragg in the 17th century, and the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz soon become embroiled in a witch trial run by the local landowner. Fear stalks the land, and the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt.

But the Doctor soon realises there is something more sinister than paranoia and superstition at work. Tendrils of living mud stir in the ground and the dead lurch back to horrifying life as an evil alien presence begins to revive. The Doctor and her friends must save not only the people of Bilehurst Cragg from the wakening forces, but the entire world.

Chapter titles[edit | edit source]

  1. Dear Doctor
  2. And Justice for All
  3. A Celebration
  4. In the Water
  5. Enter the King
  6. In the Earth
  7. Find the Witch
  8. Dæmonologie
  9. A Golden Thread
  10. Digging in the Dirt
  11. Witchcraft!
  12. Guilt
  13. Failure
  14. Discoveries of Witches
  15. The Trials of a Time Lord
  16. Innocence
  17. What Lies Beneath
  18. Kill Them All
  19. In the Fire
  20. Exit the King
  21. In the Air
  22. No More Witch-Hunts?
  23. I Will Still Be With You


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Audiobook[edit | edit source]

This Target Book was released as an audiobook on 11 March 2021 complete and unabridged by BBC Audio and read by Sophie Aldred.

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