Because keeping busy on a feature film isn’t enough, Rob Thomas – Veronica Mars creator/director – will be co-writing a book series based on the television series. According to Vintage Books, the first novel will be released in the spring of 2014 to coincide with the movie.
The books will, of course, feature characters from the TV series but will focus on new storylines. And apparently you don’t even have to be into Veronica Mars to know what’s going on in the mystery novels, but the first book’s plot will center on events that take place after the film ends.
“I started my career as a novelist. Veronica Mars was first imagined as a novel. I’m thrilled that I’m going to get the opportunity to continue telling Veronica Mars stories in a form I’ve loved and missed,” Thomas said.
“Veronica Mars has always been a one-of-a-kind character, and, as a longtime fan of the series, I’ve always thought there is an immense amount of story left to be told. Our goal for the book series is to appeal to fans of the show, but also to appeal to mystery readers and lovers of series featuring strong, intriguing female protagonist,” stated acquiring editor Andrea Robinson. “Veronica Mars is a contemporary update to the tradition of noir crime fiction that was established by Vintage’s Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, so it’s exciting that we’ll also publish her here.”
Details on Veronica Mars – The TV Series:
The Veronica Mars television series (2004 – 2007) is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as a high school (and later college) student who moonlights as a private investigator under the eye of her detective father. One of the first noir series to feature a young-adult female sleuth, the show garnered critical acclaim, and was named one of the “Best Cult TV Shows from the Past 25 Years” by Entertainment Weekly, and one of the “Best 50 TV Shows of All Time” by Empire magazine.
Source: Vintage Books
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