Monday, January 17, 2011

Entitled Bond

While there’s been no word yet on a title choice for the next James Bond film, we do finally know the name of Jeffery Deaver’s “Project X,” his forthcoming James Bond novel for Simon & Schuster: Carte Blanche.

The Bond-oriented Web site MI6 reports that “Carte Blanche is due to be published by Hodder and Stoughton in the UK, a few days before [author Ian] Fleming’s birthday, on 26th May 2011. It has been commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.” Because part of the action in Deaver’s novel will take place in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai, the announcement of its title was made there earlier today.

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And the good news just keeps on coming.

In its own piece about Carte Blanche, BBC News adds that Anthony Horowitz, creator and writer of the justly acclaimed World War II-era TV mystery series, Foyle’s War, “has been chosen by the Conan Doyle Estate to write a new full-length Sherlock Holmes novel. ... The title and content of the book, which will be published in September, have not been revealed.” The BBC says this is “the first time the estate has given its seal of approval for a new Holmes work.”


Scott Parker said...

Wow. Not only do you make my day with the Bond/Deaver news, but Horowitz and Holmes. Utterly enthusiastic.

Greg M. said...

While new Bond and Holmes is always good news, I have to question the BBC's comment about it being the first time the estate has given its seal of approval. Did they not do so with The Italian Secretary?

Steve Anderson said...

Great news about Horowitz. I'm a big fan of Foyle's War and like how Horowitz weaves in lesser known issues of the period without getting in the way of the story (mostly). Hopefully he can do the same with Holmes.