Books  |  Oct 4, 2016

Anthony Horowitz to write next Bond novel

In a follow-up to Trigger MortisAnthony Horowitz has been invited to write a second official James Bond novel, which will be published in Spring 2018.

Vintage imprint Jonathan Cape was the original publisher of Ian Fleming’s novels, and are thrilled to have Bond back. Currently untitled, the setting will be “period Bond” and the story will again feature previously unpublished material by
Fleming. Richard Cable of Vintage has expressed his delight at welcoming Horowitz to the imprint, saying that “we know that there are thousands of Bond fans who will be thrilled that Anthony has taken on the challenge once again."

Horowitz is the fourth author in recent years to be invited 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.

Horowitz says that writing Trigger Mortis was a pleasure and he was delighted by the success it received. " 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."

On 3rd October, Horowitz launched Magpie Murders, a standalone crime novel inspired by Agatha Christie which publishes Thursday, 6th October. It has also been recently announced that he is writing a new series of crime novels for Century and Arrow.