American writer Jeffery Deaver to pen next James Bond novel

May 28th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 28 (ANI): American mystery and crime writer Jeffery Deaver will be writing the next edition of the James Bond novel.

After the death of Ian Fleming in 1964, many authors have written Bond stories.

Now, the company that administers Fleming’s literary estate has handed over the framing up of the Bond stories to Deaver.

Deaver is known for his graphic violence and twisted villains. The book penned by him will be published in May 2011.

The book will follow the footsteps of Sebastian Faulks’s novel Devil May Care, written to mark Fleming’s 100th anniversary in 2008, reports The Independent.

Deaver said his yet-to-come novel, titled Project X, will “occur over a short period of time and will find Bond in three or four exotic locations around the globe.”

“My history with Bond goes back 50 years. I was about eight or nine when I picked up my first Bond novel. I was a bit precocious when it came to reading, but I have my parents to thank for that,” Deaver said.

“They had a rule that I was not allowed to watch certain movies, but I could read anything that I could get my hands on. This was ironic since, in the Fifties and early Sixties, you’d never see sex or violence on the screen,” he added. (ANI)

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