Friday, December 24, 2021

THE BOOK BOND will return

Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday. See you all in 2022.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

"The early reactions have been great"

The Express has an excellent profile of author Anthony Horowitz in which the author discussed his life and what inspired him to become a writer. It is well worth a click and read in full. Of course, it also offers a few clues about what to expect in his new Bond novel, With A Mind To Kill, which I've excerpted below:

"I wanted a sense of trilogy in my books: my first, Trigger Mortis, was set during the middle of Bond's career, the second, Forever And A Day, at the start, and the new one is the end."

"It's a very different book in tone to the first two. The truth is it's difficult to think up ideas that are better than Fleming's. But if you move the goalposts and come up with a fresh territory then there's a whole new ground to explore.

"So this is a more psychological Bond, it's darker, and the early reactions have been great. I'm really excited about it and proud the estate has come back to me to do two more. It's genuinely been a labour of love; Bond has been so important to me."

"There's a knife fight in the book I've just finished and, as I wrote it, all I thought was: 'How would Fleming write this? Would the camera be on the ceiling looking down at these two small figures facing off, or would it be inside Bond's head looking out?

"One of the joys of writing the third book was that I was intuitively inside Fleming's mind and how he would write. Maybe I'm being too boastful, the book isn't out yet!"

With A Mind To Kill
is available for pre-order from (UK edition) and (US edition).

Thursday, December 16, 2021

James Bond is back WITH A MIND TO KILL

James Bond LIVES! Today Ian Fleming Publications and Jonathan Cape/Vintage reveal the title and cover art for Anthony Horowitz's third James Bond adventure. With A Mind To Kill is due for release on May 26, 2022. I, for one, can't wait to shake off the last Bond film by diving back into the books where 007 never dies (for real).

It is M’s funeral. One man is missing from the graveside: the traitor who pulled the trigger and who is now in custody, accused of M’s murder – James Bond. 

Behind the Iron Curtain, a group of former Smersh agents want to use the British spy in an operation that will change the balance of world power. Bond is smuggled into the lion’s den – but whose orders is he following, and will he obey them when the moment of truth arrives?

In a mission where treachery is all around and one false move means death, Bond must grapple with the darkest questions about himself. But not even he knows what has happened to the man he used to be.


CLICK HERE to pre-order Waterstone's Exclusive signed edition of With A Mind To Kill. The regular edition is also now available for pre-order on

Monday, December 13, 2021


 Latest update from Bond author Anthony Horowitz. Cover as well! Can't wait.

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