The unfinished novel is "a technological thriller" set for publication in the fall of 2010. A "co-writer" will finish the book "working from Mr. Crichton's notes."
Monday, April 13, 2009
Crichton's Posthumous Work
As reported by the New York Times, when he died of cancer last November, Michael Crichton left an unpublished novel and "about one-third" of a second one. The finished novel, titled Pirate Latitudes, is "an adventure story set in Jamaica in the 17th century" and will be published by HarperCollins this fall. According to a publishing representative, Pirate Latitudes "harks back to the kind of historical yarn that Mr. Crichton wrote in the The Great Train Robbery, first published in 1975."