Matt Helm is a cultural icon to rival James Bond and the star of 27 novels that have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, four blockbuster movies with Dean Martin in the lead role, and a classic TV series. A new Matt Helm movie is currently in development at Paramount, with a screenplay by Oscar-nominated writer Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco, The Sum of All Fears). Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) has been attached to direct. Matt Helm creator Donald Hamilton was nominated twice for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original by the Mystery Writers of America. Will sit alongside Titan's reissues of the classic Helen MacInnes espionage thrillers, as well as the hardboiled crime novels of our Hard Case Crime imprint.
Donald Hamilton is the creator of secret agent Matt Helm, star of 27 novels that have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide - a new Matt Helm movie is currently in pre-production at Steven Spielberg's Dreamworks studio. In addition to the Matt Helm novels, Hamilton wrote a number of outstanding stand-alone thrillers and westerns, including The Big Country.