Thursday, September 01, 2016

Look! A Lost James Bond Adventure

There’s a new piece in my Killer Covers blog about the much-anticipated release (by Hard Case Crime) of Forever and a Death, a previously unpublished novel by Donald E. Westlake, based on his 1990s treatment for a James Bond movie. As Hard Case Crime explains, “The plot Westlake dreamed up—about a British businessman seeking to destroy Hong Kong after being kicked out when the island was returned to Chinese sovereignty—had all the action and excitement, the danger and the sex appeal, of a classic Bond film—but for whatever reason, the Bond folks decided not to use it.”

Oh, and that book’s cover, by Paul Mann, is downright gorgeous!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The great unknown Bond story is Cyril Connolly's Bond Strikes Camp, which was approved by Fleming himself.