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Thursday 17 March 2011

There’s ‘Blacklight’ ... and then there’s ‘Black Light’.

A confession – I had never heard of the SAW franchise. That’s another way of saying I don’t watch horror movies. In consequence I hadn’t heard of Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton who wrote four of the movies. And I was unaware of Stephen Romano who has joined with them in a book called Black Light to be published in the UK by Mullholland Books (Hodder) in time for Halloween this year.

Two of the authors are quoted as saying “Black Light is a novel about a private eye (Buck Carlsbad) who gets in deep with a bunch of ghosts on a high-tech bullet train”.

Of course I wish them well.

The only small problem is that, for some months now, John Murray have announced my next Cotton novel as Blacklight. John Murray and Hodder are in the same building and belong to the same company. Black Light is coming out first in the US.

So my Peter Cotton title has to be SAWn off, or ghost trained.

For the moment then we are back to calling it Cotton 3. As soon as the new title is fixed I’ll report.

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