'Murder on Wheels' a new James Bond novel by Anthony Horowitz
— Alison Flood
» «Bond liked fast cars and he liked driving them,» Ian Fleming, a man similarly inclined, wrote in 1954’s Live and Let Die.
Now, 60 years on, an unpublished story by the late author in which James Bond takes on the Russians and gets involved in a Formula One race, is to form the basis for a new 007 novel by Anthony Horowitz.«
Murder on Wheels: Anthony Horowitz will adapt from an original Ian Fleming treatment a new novel. Alison Flood reports at theguardian.com.
The 100 best novels: 'The Maltese Falcon'
— Robert McCrum
»Raymond Chandler, who owes so much to Hammett, deserves the last word. He said of The Maltese Falcon: «If you can show me 20 books written approximately 20 years back that have as much guts and life now, I’ll eat them between slices of Edmund Wilson’s head.» Nearly 100 years later, the «guts and life» of Hammett’s prose still puts some of his etiolated heirs to shame.«
The 100 best novels: Robert McCrum selected The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett on the list of 100 best novels. Read his justification at theguardian.com.