The Secret History of Twin Peaks: New Excerpt

The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost
The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost
From the co-creator of the landmark series, the story millions of fans have been waiting to get their hands on for 25 long years (Available October 18, 2016).

The Secret History of Twin Peaks enlarges the world of the original series, placing the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, beginning with the journals of Lewis and Clark and ending with the shocking events that closed the finale. The perfect way to get in the mood for the upcoming Showtime series.

Dear Agent                     

The accompanying material is confidential and approved for your eyes only.

The enclosed dossier was recovered on 7-17-2016 from a crime scene that is still under active investigation. All details of this situation are classified three levels above top secret.

It is being given to you for comprehensive analysis, cataloging and cross-referencing content against all known databases under Code Red measures. We need to learn and verify the person or persons responsible for compiling this dossier and we need to know it yesterday!

Background: The content of the dossier appears to have some relationship to an investigation conducted in northwest Washington State many moons ago by Special Agent Dale Cooper, who worked under my command at that time.

The case involved a series of homicides in and around a small town called Twin Peaks, most notably the murder of a young woman named Laura Palmer. That case is considered closed but aspects of it may be relevant to your work, so we are also granting you access to all of Agent Cooper’s files and tapes.

Also attached is a document highlighting previous processing of the dossier by Bureau personnel.

Roll up your sleeves and get to work on this thing—time is of the essence—and get back to me with your findings ASAP.

Sincerely Yours,

Deputy Director Gordon Cole

P.S. When you get done with this come see me immediately. By then I may have more for you to do.


Copyright © 2016 Mark Frost.

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Mark Frost is an American novelist, screenwriter, director and film producer, best known as a writer for the television series Hill Street Blues and as the co-creator of the television series Twin Peaks.

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