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) The Bledoe Cadets and the Bald Man of Pengriffen by Tim Gambrell (short story, set in 1937)

(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 Runaway Bomb by Nick Walters (short story, set September 1969)

(2.3b) 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)

(3.3d) United in Blood by Mark Jones (short story, set January 1969)

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

(4.2) The Daughters of Earth by Sarah Groenewegen (novel, set February 1970) COMING JUNE 2017

(N.1) The Life of Evans by John Peel (novella, set October 1969-March 1970)

(4.3) The Dreamer’s Lament by Ben Burford-Jones (novel, set March 1970) COMING JULY 2017

(N.2) The Flaming Soldier by Christopher Bryant (novella, set April 1970) COMING SUMMER 2017

(5.1) The New Unusual by Adrian Sherlock (novel, set May-June 1970) COMING OCTOBER 2017

(5.1a) The Playing Dead by Adrian Sherlock (short story, set June 1970)

(5.2) A Very Private Haunting by Sharon Bidwell (novel, set July 1970) COMING NOVEMBER 2017

(5.3) The Man from Yesterday by Nick Walters (novel, set August 1970) COMING DECEMBER 2017

(S7a) Ashes of the Inferno by Andy Frankham-Allen (short story, set directly after Inferno, 1974)

(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) Lucy Wilson by Sue Hampton (short story, set September 2011)

(F-2) The Lock-In by Sarah Groenewegen (short story, set late 2011 and 1956)

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