I quite enjoyed British author-screenwriter Anthony Horowitz’s 2015 James Bond novel, the playfully titled Trigger Mortis. So I am pleased to hear—via In Reference to Murder—that Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. has invited him to pen a second official Agent 007 yarn.
“As yet untitled, the setting will be ‘period Bond’ and the story will again feature previously unpublished material by Fleming,” the blog explains. “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 (2013’s Solo), Jeffery Deaver (Carte Blanche in 2011), and Sebastian Faulks (Devil May Care, 2008).”
One interesting question is whether Horowitz will resurrect another famous “Bond girl” for his second 007 outing. For Trigger Mortis, of course, he brought back Pussy Galore.