New novel from Sex and the City author leaked online

Celebrity hacker Guccifer has published the first 50 pages of Candace Bushnell's new novel Killing Monica

Candace Bushnell, the author responsible for breathing life into Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, has been targeted by celebrity hacker Guccifer.

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The first 50 pages of Bushnell’s upcoming novel Killing Monica have been made available online, along with personal emails between Bushnell and her agent.

Guccifer hacked into Bushnell’s EarthLink email account and tweeted a link on the author’s own Twitter feed to screenshots of the novel’s opening pages, which the author herself described as “strictly very first draft.”

The new novel from Bushnell, who wrote the book which inspired the beloved Sex and the City TV series, as well as young adult novels The Carrie Diaries and Summer and the City, isn’t even about the flirty foursome but it seems that wasn’t enough to deter the notorious hacker.

Guccifer’s previous victims include members of the American government and family members of George W Bush and Hilary Clinton.

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Bushnell isn’t the first author to have her work published online against her wishes. In 2008 Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight follow-up Midnight Sun was leaked, resulting in the author putting the novel “on hold indefinitely”.