The Info List - Trigger Mortis

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Trigger Mortis is a 2015 James Bond
James Bond
novel written by Anthony Horowitz, and commissioned by the estate of Bond's creator Ian Fleming, which was published on 8 September 2015.


1 Plot 2 Background 3 Adaptations 4 References

Plot[edit] The book is set in 1957 against the backdrop of the Space Race, and begins two weeks after the events of Goldfinger. The novel is the third in the current-era literary series to be set during the original timeline created by Fleming since 1968's Colonel Sun
Colonel Sun
(following Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks
Sebastian Faulks
and Solo by William Boyd) and sees the return of Bond girl
Bond girl
Pussy Galore, who made her debut in Goldfinger. Bond's mission is to protect a British racing driver at the Nürburgring
racetrack. He begins with driving lessons from an expert lady driver, who shows Bond the ropes in a Maserati 250. Pussy finds herself a little tied up and painted a la Goldfinger, but Bond saves her just before she succumbs to death by painting. At the Nürburgring Bond beats the would be assassin with a pit manoeuvre at high speed and the true mission is then revealed. Background[edit] Trigger Mortis was announced in October 2014.[1] It contains Murder on Wheels, previously unpublished material written by Fleming for an unfilmed television series, which Horowitz used to write the opening chapter. The book title was revealed on 28 May 2015 to coincide with Fleming's 107th birthday.[2][3][4] Adaptations[edit] In August 2015 it was announced that an audiobook of the novel would be narrated by actor David Oyelowo.[5] The BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4
drama series Book at Bedtime broadcast a serialized reading by Rupert Penry-Jones in October and November 2015.[6] References[edit]

^ Singh, Anita (2 October 2014). "James Bond's secret mission: to save Stirling Moss". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 November 2015.  ^ "James Bond: Pussy Galore
Pussy Galore
returns in new novel". BBC News. BBC. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015.  ^ Flood, Alison (28 May 2015). "New James Bond
James Bond
novel Trigger Mortis resurrects Pussy Galore". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 28 May 2015.  ^ Furness, Hannah (28 May 2015). " Pussy Galore
Pussy Galore
returns for new James Bond novel Trigger Mortis". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 November 2015.  ^ Johnston, Ian (13 August 2015). "David Oyelowo: 'I am the new James Bond' (in audiobooks at least)". The Independent. The Independent. Retrieved 13 August 2015.  ^ "Book at Bedtime". BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 

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Related works

Double O Seven, James Bond, A Report (1964) The James Bond
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Dossier (1965) The Book of Bond
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(1965) The James Bond
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Films: A Behind the Scenes History (1983) The James Bond
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Bedside Companion (1984) The Battle for Bond (2007) Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier (2009)

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Sherlock Holmes

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The Devil and His Boy (1998) Mindgame (2001) The Killing Joke (2004) Trigger Mortis (2015)

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