New "Fifty Shades of Grey" novel stolen

June 12, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey

(CBS News) Police are questioning a theft of a duplicate of a new “Fifty Shades of Grey” novel only over a week before it’s due to be released, a book’s publisher pronounced Wednesday.

Kent Police reliable that “officers are creation inquiries after receiving a news that a book had been stolen” on Monday.

Publisher Penguin Random House pronounced it could not criticism further, citing a ongoing investigation.

The amorous “Fifty Shades” trilogy has sole some-more than 125 million copies, and a film expelled this year has grossed some-more than $500 million worldwide. A sequel formed on a second novel, “Fifty Shades Darker,” is now in a works.

The initial 3 books followed a intrigue between SM-loving immature billionaire Christian Grey and college tyro Anastasia Steele.

“Grey,” a fourth in a series, tells a story from Christian’s indicate of view.

“Christian is a formidable impression and readers have always been preoccupied by his desires and motivations, and his uneasy past,” author E L James pronounced when a book was announced. “Also, as anyone who has ever been in a attribute knows, there are dual sides to each story.”

Penguin Random House pronounced “Grey” would be published as designed on Jun 18, Christian Grey’s birthday. The book is already topping bestseller lists forward of a release.

Piracy can be a vital headache for publishers of best-selling books. In 2005, thieves stole copies of a much-anticipated “Harry Potter and a Half-Blood Prince” from a room north of London and attempted to sell them to publication newspapers.

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