Tuesday, March 4th 2014
So we’re missing some juicy gossip on the Veronica Mars book series, and Rob Thomas is holding out on us. He swears he’s going to give up the goods, but he can’t just yet. He was able to let us know though that the first book, The Thousand Dollar Tan Line will be somewhat spoilerish for the movie, and that it would be best to see the film before reading it.
Here’s the hard facts Rob can give us right now, according to Project Update #81:
- The books picks up just a few months after the events of the movie, but the movie is not designed as a cliffhanger.
- The books will exist in the same official “universe” as the series and film.
- The book’s mystery is based on the original idea for the movie.
- The book will feature the return of another important figure from Veronica’s past — someone who you already know from the show but did not return for the movie.
Also, good news is that they are work on book #2 already.
As soon as we finished editing and proofing The Thousand Dollar Tan Line, we got to work on the second novel. In fact, at the end of January, I spent a productive week in Austin with my co-author, Jennifer Graham, breaking the entire story. Our plan is to publish the second book before the end of this year. (SOURCE: Project Update #81)
Pics or it didn’t happen, right? Well Rob’s never one to disappoint the fans. He gave up the pictorial evidence and boy doesn’t it look like they’re hard at work. HA!
So pretty awesome news, huh? I cannot wait to read the books. Bring on all the Veronica Mars formats that you can possibly provide me. I love that wee Private Female Detective, who snarks like a shark but has the heart full of marshmallow.
The first book can be pre-ordered right now and will be out March 25th.