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The only violet-eyed woman Bond had ever seen is how Pussy Galore was described in the novel Goldfinger, written by Sir Ian Fleming. It is unknown what happened to her after the death of Goldfinger, but it is hinted that she was sent to prison.

However, she is set to return in the new Bond novel being penned by author Anthony Horowitz, fantastically named Trigger Mortis. Horowitz is probably best known for his Alex Rider books, and has also created many television series, such as Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War.

He is the latest writer to be selected by the Fleming estate to write a Bond novel, and is set to release the book this September. Trigger Mortis will be set in 1957, taking place two weeks after the events of Goldfinger, meaning Bond is in the middle of the Soviet-American Space race. The plot will also feature Fleming’s own work, by using the plot to an unfilmed episode of television series Murder on Wheels.

This involved Bond getting involved in a Formula One race in Nürburgring in Germany, which is said to be the start of the novel. Horowitz is the first writer to be able to work with unpublished Fleming material, as well as bringing back such an iconic character. Fleming’s niece has stated that this feels as though Fleming himself could have written it, and is truly an authentic Bond novel.

As well as Pussy Galore coming back, Horowitz has introduced new Bond girl Jeopardy Lane, as well as Jai Seung Sin, who has been described as a sadistic Korean adversary, seeking vengeance. With the book set to be published on the 8th September, and SPECTRE to be released in cinemas in October, it is certainly going to be an exciting few months for Bond fans!

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