Dying in the Sun
AuthorJon de Burgh Miller
SeriesDoctor Who book:
Past Doctor Adventures
Release number
Second Doctor
Ben, Polly
Set inPeriod between
The Murder Game and The Highlanders[1][2]
PublisherBBC Books
Publication date
1 October 2001
Preceded byPsi-ence Fiction 
Followed byInstruments of Darkness 

Dying in the Sun is a BBC Books original novel written by Jon de Burgh Miller and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Second Doctor, Ben, and Polly.


Los Angeles, 1947. LAPD detective Robert Chate is convinced that the man who calls himself 'The Doctor' has something to do with the murder of multi-millionaire movie producer Harold Reitman.

The Doctor aids the police in their investigation, while looking into 'Star Light Pictures'. The Doctor is convinced there is a powerful threat hidden somewhere in the soon to be released film 'Dying In the Sun'. He decides to stop the release any way he can and faces opposition from the Hollywood power structure.



  1. ^ The Doctor's Timeline at The Whoniverse gives support for specific placement relative to other spin-off media.
  2. ^ Cover blurb only specifies the Doctor's incarnation and companions.