James Bond at the Edinburgh Spy Week

Edinburgh Spy Week is in its sixth year of celebrating spy fiction, film and history. This year a Bond theme runs throughout the week (5th to 12th April), so three of the Spy Week team, Simon Cooke, Penny Fielding and David Sorfa, sat down to talk about Casino Royale. 001. Casino Royale was a new kind…

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Exclusive Interview with Joy Cohn – ‘Trigger Mortis’ Cover Illustrator

The rich history of James Bond book cover jackets include such established artists as Richard Chopping, Raymond Hawkey and Trevor Scobie. For Anthony Horowitz’s 2015 Bond novel Trigger Mortis, the publishers chose a very different path in many ways. Not only did they choose to make the cover interactive, whereby it could be cut up to…

Riding on the Wall of Death one more time: Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Trigger Mortis’

Review by Craig Arthur © 2015 The previous three James Bond continuation novels prior to Anthony Horowitz’s Trigger Mortis did not elevate the literary Bond brand. Sebastian Faulks’s Devil May Care showed contempt for actual Fleming aficionados, evident in the hubris of his assertion that he was ‘writing as Ian Fleming’. Every aspect of Devil May Care is…

Exclusive Interview with Anthony Horowitz

On the eve of the publication of Trigger Mortis, we are absolutely thrilled to gain a quick exclusive interview with the 6th James Bond continuation novelist – Anthony Horowitz! How did you settle on the book’s title ‘Trigger Mortis‘? The title is probably the hardest part of getting a Bond book right! (And I hope…

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Anthony Horowitz: Writing Bond at the Radio Times Festival

Award-winning author and creator of ‘Foyle’s War’, Anthony Horowitz lifts the veil on one of the most hotly anticipated books of the year — his new official James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis. Taking inspiration from previously unpublished Ian Fleming treatments, Horowitz will take us back to the 1950s, where Britain’s best known secret agent embarks…

Ian Fleming’s Legacy: British Spy Fiction

First published on The Trebuchet Britain – it could be argued – invented the archetypal spy novel. Born out of political fears and insecurities during two World Wars and a subsequent Cold War, heroes and anti-heroes were dreamt up by a distinguished line of novelists including Erskine Childers, John Buchan, Eric Ambler, Somerset Maugham and Graham…