Anthony Horowitz to pen new James Bond story

Author Anthony Horowitz is writing a second James Bond novel.

Horowitz has been invited to write a second official Bond novel by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd after the success of his 2015 bestseller, Trigger Mortis, which was published in September last year.

As yet untitled, the setting will be “period Bond” and the story will again feature previously unpublished material by Bond’s creator Ian Fleming.

Horowitz said: “Writing Trigger Mortis was a pleasure and I was delighted by the positive response when it was published. And I was thrilled when the Ian Fleming estate asked me to come back. How could I refuse? I can’t wait to return to the world of James Bond.”

Horowitz is the fourth author in recent years to be invited by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd to write an official Bond novel, following in the footsteps of William Boyd, whose Solo was published in 2013, the American thriller writer Jeffery Deaver, who wrote Carte Blanche in 2011, and Sebastian Faulks, whose Devil May Care was published to mark Ian Fleming’s centenary in 2008.

The new book is expected to be published in spring 2018.

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