From Bookseller.com's Book Blog:
07 March, 2006
The missing Hannibal Lecter
The Independent reports on the mystery of popular fiction's best-known serial killer, Hannibal Lecter. "He's due to be the subject of a 'prequel' by his reclusive creator Thomas Harris, with the working title Behind the Mask. It was originally scheduled for release before Christmas, but publishers Heinemann quietly rescheduled for late February following unspecified delays."
Now we're into March, and still no sign of the book, which should be a shoo-in for the bestseller lists, says the Indy. Harris hasn't submitted a manuscript, and sources talk darkly about writer's block. "We hope to get the book out in April now, but you're right, we haven't got hold of the manuscript yet," admit Heinmann." This, though, is described as not unusual.
Perhaps to be enjoyed with some fava beans and a nice Chianti...