Pandemic: Last of the Gaderene by Mark Gatiss, 2000 (2013 reprint), 9781939647528.
I was looking for any novels by Gatiss and this came up. This is a reprint after Doctor Who started new production.
What Doctor is this? Ok, the back of the book says Third Doctor. I enjoyed the story: Small village with abandoned airbase is taken over by aliens who want to open a passage to their dying planet to take over earth. Pretty standard stuff I suppose but I enjoy these characters.
Anyhoo. An old pal of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart lives in the village and gives a call asking for help when black uniformed troops employed by a brand new airline arrive in town and take over the base. The new company says they are there to start the airline but they act weird, weird, weird. There are some escapes, a deadly monster in the marsh, Jo works on her own for a while, a village festival.
1. Gratuitous Spitfire airplane love.
2. A lot of villagers are killed.