Reading Order

We get many emails and enquiries from readers about the timeline of the Lethbridge-Stewart novels, in particular how they relate to the short stories Candy Jar Books give out as incentives to those purchasing the books direct from them. (Titles are links to the best places to purchase/download the titles.)

This is the official reading order.


The Forgotten Son
(P-2) In His Kiss by Sue Hampton (short story, set in 1945.)

(P-1) The Ambush by Andy Frankham-Allen (short story, set in February 1969, this shows the events of episodes one and two of The Web of Fear from Lethbridge-Stewart’s point of view)

(Pilot) The Forgotten Son by Andy Frankham-Allen (novel, set during March 1969, with the prologue taking place prior to The Web of Fear)

(P+1) Legacies by Norma Ashley (short story, set during February and March 1969 in an alternative timeline, with the final scene taking place just after The Web of Fear. Currently out of print. Available on Kindle: The HAVOC Files.)

(P+2) One Cold Step by David A McIntee and Andy Frankham-Allen (short story, set April 1969, with the flashback material just prior to The Schizoid Earth. Currently out of print. Available on Kindle: The HAVOC Files.)

(1.1) The Schizoid Earth by David A McIntee (novel, set during April 1969, and an alternative 1959. Epilogue set on May 3rd)

(1.1a)  The Cult of the Grinning Man by Tom Dexter (short story, set early May 1969. Currently out of print. Available on Kindle: The HAVOC Files.)

(1.2) Beast of Fang Rock by Andy Frankham-Allen (novel, set primarily during May 1969, as well as 1823 and 1902 [leading directly into Horror of Fang Rock])

MAD_3D(1.2a) The Dogs of War by Andy Frankham-Allen (short story, set the end of May 1969. Currently out of print. Available on Kindle: The HAVOC Files.)

(1.3) Mutually Assured Domination by Nick Walters (novel, set during early June 1969)

(1.3.a) House of Giants by Rick Cross (short story, set June 1969)

(1.3b) The Black Eggs of Khufu by Tom Dexter (short story set between the prologue and first chapter of Moon Blink. Currently out of print. Available on Kindle: The HAVOC Files)

(2.1) Moon Blink by Sadie Miller (novel, set during July 1969)

(2.1a) The Band of Evil by Roger J Simmonds & Shaun Russell (short story, set during August 1969. Currently out of print.)

(2.2) The Showstoppers by Jonathan Cooper (novel, set during August 1969.)

Candy_Jar_TGI_Cover_Small(2.3) The Grandfather Infestation by John Peel (novel, set during September 1969.)

(2.3a) The Last Duty by Christopher Bryant (short story, set October 1969.)

(3.1) Times Squared by Rick Cross (novel, set October 1969)

(3.1a) The Lost Skin by Andy Frankham-Allen (novella, set October 1969)

(3.1b) Eve of the Fomorians by Robert Mammone (short story, set October 1969. Available on request.)

(3.1c) The Wishing Bazaar by Sharon Bidwell (short story, set November 1969. Subscribers/pre-order customers only.)

(3.2) Blood of Atlantis by Simon A Forward (novel, set November 1969)

(3.3) Mind of Stone by Iain McLaughlin (novel, set December 1969)

(3.3candy_jar_boa_cover_smalla) The Fright Before Christmas by Tom Dexter (short story, set Christmas Eve 1969. Currently out of print.)

(3.3b) The Feast of Evans by Simon A Forward (short story, set Christmas Eve/Day 1969)

(3.3c) Home for Christmas by The Authors (short story set Christmas Eve/Day and Boxing Day 1969)

(4.1) Night of the Intelligence by Andy Frankham-Allen (novel, set January 1970) COMING May 2017

(5.2a) The Playing Dead by Adrian Sherlock (short story, set May 1970)

(S7a) Ashes of the Inferno by Andy Frankham-Allen (short story, set directly after Inferno, 1975)

(MU-1) The Enfolded Time by Andy Frankham-Allen (short story set New Year 1990. Currently out of print. Available on Kindle: The HAVOC Files)

(F-1) The Lock-In by Sarah Groenewegen (short story, set late 2011 and 1956)