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Jeffery Deaver leaves door ajar for another James Bond novel

22-Jun-2011 • Literary

When award-winning thriller writer Jeffery Deaver was announced to be writing the next James Bond continuation novel, it was made clear that this would be a one-shot deal: Deaver had his own characters to look after.

But perhaps due to his lifelong admiration for Ian Fleming's work, and that he found the process of writing 'Carte Blanche' so pleasurable, it appears Deaver is now leaving the door open to coming back.

In an interview with the Star-Telegram (published yesterday), Deaver explains:

"It was a one-book contract, with the understanding that I had to get right back to writing my own books," he says. "I'm currently working on my next Kathryn Dance book [fourth in the series]. Then I have a Lincoln Rhyme book that is due next year for publication in 2013 [No. 10 in the series]."

That said, when it comes to Bond, Deaver will never say never again.

"If Carte Blanche were to become a publishing phenomena, if it turns into, say, James Bond and the Deathly Hallows, then I would certainly be interested in revisiting it," he says. "But I would never not write my own books. Basically, we left it pretty much in the air for now."

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