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The Massacre
Massacre 1992 target
Series Target novelisations
Country United Kingdom
Release date 15 October 1992
Format Paperback
No. of pages 144
Original RRP £2.99
Other info
The Massacre of
St Bartholomew's Eve
War of God
The Sea Beggar
Priest of Death
Bell of Doom
Author John Lucarotti
Published by Target Books (Imprint)
Virgin Publishing Ltd
ISBN No. 0-426-20297-X

In 1992, The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve was reprinted by Target Books under the title The Massacre.

Cover blurb[]

On the throne sat the deadly Abbot of Amboise. Steven stared at him in horror. 'That's - the Doctor!'

The TARDIS lands in Paris on 19 August 1572 and the Doctor, driven by scientific curiosity, leaves Steven in order to meet and exchange views with the apothecary Charles Preslin.

Ignoring the Doctor's warning to stay out of trouble, Steven finds himself caught up with a group of Huguenots, whose very existence is threatened by the Catholic hierarchy. As Steven tries to find his way back to the TARDIS, he is horrified to find that the greatest persecutor of the Huguenots is actually none other than the Doctor himself...

First broadcast in 1966, this story was the only one to feature William Hartnell playing a character other than the Doctor himself. It also introduced the character of Dodo Chaplet, who was to accompany the Doctor on his next five adventures.


  • Cover by Alistair Pearson.

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