February 17, 2018

Bite Me: Harris Releasing Fourth Hannibal Novel

By LJ Staff

Random House September 19 announced it is publising Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Rising this December 5. The book is the fourth outing with the author’s cannibalistic serial killer psychiatrist, Hannibal Lecter. According to Random, the 356-page novel unfurls Lecter’s life from age six to 20, during which he witnessed his family’s murders in World War II, with a special emphasis on the death of his younger sister, Mischa. Harris reportedly has written a screenplay based on the novel, with an anticipated film release in February 2007 with French actor Gaspard Ulliel staring in the title role.