February 14, 2003

Gruber Unmasked

An interesting week in The WELL's writers conference this week, as long-time WELL user Michael Gruber finally admits publicly that yes, he is the ghostwriter for nearly all of Robert K. Tanenbaum's bestselling thriller/suspense novels going back some 15 years. Gruber has finally made a name for himself, with the first novel Tropic of Night coming out under his own name this spring. < Posted by brian at February 14, 2003 03:35 AM

Is Mr. Gruber going to continue writing the Butch Karp series? Is another book in the series coming out?

My husband and I have been following Butch, Marlene, Lucy, et al for years. We have been looking out for the next installment!

Sue Smith

Posted by: Sue at July 25, 2003 06:33 AM

No, Mr. Gruber was not able to acquire the rights to do so, though he deeply wanted to hold onto the characters. It must be very sad to see 15 years of characters that you grow to love simply disappear in one swipe of a lawyer's pen.

He has found some solace in the new trilogy: Tropic of Night, Valley of Bones, and... the third one. :)

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