Listen to an Excerpt From The Secret History of Twin Peaks

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The third season of Twin Peaks won't be hitting Showtime until 2017, but co-creator Mark Frost and publisher Macmillan Audio are already getting fans back in the mood for a “damn fine cup of coffee.” The publisher recently released an excerpt of the first chapter from Frost's book, The Secret History of Twin Peaks, reports Open Culture.

The new multimedia novel—which was released in mid-October—is described by the publisher as a “vastly layered, wide-ranging history” of Twin Peaks, Washington and serves as a spinoff and prequel to the cult TV show. It chronicles the 25 years between seasons two and three, between when the series was canceled in 1991 and its upcoming return to Showtime. Told through FBI dossier, its timeline goes as far back as the 19th century, with the journals of Lewis and Clark, and ends just before the start of season three.

The print version of the novel features a series of arrest reports, full-color photos and illustrations, maps, sticky notes, and newspaper clippings, while the audiobook is nearly 10 hours long with a majority of the original cast reprising their roles, including Michael Horse, Russ Tamblyn, Chris Mulkey, David Patrick Kelly, and Kyle MacLachlan. It even features the new cast from season three, including Amy Shiels, James Morrison, and Robert Knepper.

[h/t Open Culture]