Jeffery Deaver unveils Bond novel title, Carte Blanche

Jeffery Deaver disclosed via Twitter that his James Bond novel, featuring a rebooted 007, will be called Carte Blanche. You can see a photo of the author with copies of the novel BY CLICKING HERE. To view the official Web site of the novel, JUST CLICK HERE.

The book was announced with the working title Project X. Unlike other 007 continuation authors such as Kingsley Amis, John Gardner, Raymond Benson and Sebastian Faulks, Deaver’s book won’t even attempt to have the same continuity as the Ian Fleming originals.

Amis (writing under the name Robert Markham) saw his Colonel Sun novel published in 1968, three years after Fleming’s last novel. Gardner and Benson (whose novels were published from 1981 until 2002) “timeshifted” Fleming’s Bond into a later time period while still making references to Fleming stories. Faulks’s 2008 novel Devil May Care was done as a period piece (set in 1967) and Faulks was billed as “writing as Ian Fleming.”

Carte Blanche is due to arrive in the U.K. on May 26, two days before the 102nd anniversary of Ian Fleming’s birth, and a few weeks after that in the U.S. You can follow Deaver on Twitter. CLICK HERE TO SEE HIS TWITTER PAGE.