James Bond: Pussy Galore to make a comeback in Anthony Horowitz novel Trigger Mortis

The novel, which is set two weeks after Ian Fleming's Goldfinger, will also feature a new Bond Girl called Jeopardy Lane

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Pussy Galore, one of the best known Bond Girl, is to make a return in Anthony Horowitz’s new Bond novel Trigger Mortis, which he hopes will be "the most authentic James Bond novel anyone has ever written".

The novel will be set two weeks after Ian’s Fleming’s Goldfinger in 1957, and will see the much-loved secret agent caught up in the middle of the Soviet-American Space Race as the US prepares for a critical rocket launch.

In addition to Pussy Galore, portrayed by Honor Blackman in the James Bond films, the novel also features brand new Bond Girl Jeopardy Lane and Jai Seung Sin, a sadistic, scheming Korean adversary. 

Horowitz joins a long line of contemporary writers who have written James Bond novels, including William Boyd, Kingsley Amis and Sebastian Faulks, but Trigger Mortis will be the first time a novelist has has placed Bond directly into Fleming’s original canon.

The author has also drawn on original Ian Fleming material in the novel for the first time, using a TV treatment for Murder on Wheels, an episode that was never made about motor racing, as the starting point for the book's action.

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Anthony Horowitz's forthcoming Bond novel Trigger Mortis

Announcing news of the novel’s title and plot on what would have been the 107th birthday of Ian Fleming, Horowitz said: “I was so glad that I was allowed to set the book two weeks after my favourite Bond novel, Goldfinger, and I'm delighted that Pussy Galore is back!

"It was great fun revisiting the most famous Bond Girl of all - although she is by no means the only dangerous lady in Trigger Mortis.

“I hope fans enjoy it. My aim was to make this the most authentic James Bond novel anyone could have written.”

Trigger Mortis will be released on 8 September by Orion Publishing.

 

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