“The Secret History of Twin Peaks” Book By Mark Frost Out October 18, 2016: Pre-Order Audio & Book

The Secret History of Twin Peaks written by Mark Frost (book/cd)


The Secret History Of Twin Peaks, Mark Frost’s official Twin Peaks book formerly known as The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks, will be released by Flatiron Books on October 18, 2016 and you can pre-order the hardcover edition today for guaranteed delivery on (or maybe even before) the official release date.

From the co-creator of the landmark television series Twin Peaks comes a novel that deepens the mysteries of that iconic town in ways that not only enrich the original series but readies fans for the upcoming Showtime episodes.


Its 304 362 pages cover what happened to some of the people of that iconic fictional town since we last saw them 25 years ago, but the timeline starts as early as the 1800s with the journals of Lewis and ClarkThe 7.38″ x 9.13″ book also offers a deeper glimpse into the central mystery that was only touched on by the original series, and will include over 100 four-color illustrations and photographs. There’s a landing page over at thesecrethistoryoftwinpeaks.com, which may feature some exclusive content in the future.

A vastly layered, wide-ranging history that deepens the mysteries of the iconic town in ways that will thrill disciples of the original series, and will prep fans for the upcoming Showtime series like nothing else out there.


The original hardcover edition can be ordered from Amazon.com and the UK-based Book Depository (free worldwide shipping).

The UK edition by Pan MacMillan is due two days later, on October 20th, and can be ordered via Book Depository as well.

Additional options are Barnes & Noble, Amazon Canada, Amazon France, Amazon Italy, Amazon Germany, Amazon BrazilAmazon Spain.


Electronic editions can be ordered for Kindle (Amazon) and NOOK.

Pre-order the audio book

An Audio CD / Audiobook release containing 8 discs with an estimated total runtime of 10 hours is now available on Amazon and Book Depository (worldwide). Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn and several other original and new Twin Peaks cast members will lend their voices!

A digital-only unabridged Audible version can be found on Amazon. Find out if you’re eligible for a free download.

The Secret History of Twin Peaks in foreign languages

With rights sold to various non-English speaking countries (Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain), several translations are in the works. Here’s what we know so far:

  • Editorial Planeta is releasing the Spanish “La historia secreta de Twin Peaks” on October 18. Pre-order the hardcover or Kindle version from Amazon.es.
  • A Catalan translation is also available for pre-order with free worldwide delivery and via Amazon.es.
  • “Twin Peaks: Salattu Historia,” the Finnish translation by Riie Heikkilä will be published by Otava in October. Pre-order here.
  • The French translation, “L’histoire secrète de Twin Peaks,” will be out October 27 and can be pre-ordered via Amazon.fr.
  • The Italian “Le vite segrete di Twin Peaks” is expected April 18, 2017. Pre-order via Hoepli.
  • “Twin Peaks – Die geheime Geschichte” (German translation) will be available on November 17th. Pre-order via Amazon.
  • Due a few days earlier, on November 11th, is the German audio book version (2 X MP3 CD) with about 13 hours of audio narrated by Stefan Kaminski. Pre-order via Amazon.
  • A Russian translation will be published in December 2016.
  • In Poland, “Sekrety Twin Peaks” will be released on November 23rd.

Mark Frost’s The Secret History of Twin Peaks international book tour

Mark Frost will be doing a promotional tour and signing books on both sides of the Atlantic.

United States

  • Barnes & Noble, Union Square, New York City on October 20
  • Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis on October 22
  • The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles on October 24
  • The Booksmith at the Roxie Theater, San Francisco on October 25 (tickets include the book)
  • Powell’s City of Books, Portland on October 27
  • Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle on October 29
  • The Omni Ballroom at the Texas Book Festival in Austin on November 6 (12:30 PM)

United Kingdom

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The UK book tour has been postponed until 2017. Details to follow.

  • Signing at Forbidden Planet Liverpool on November 14, 2016 (1 PM)
  • An evening with Mark Frost at Waterstones Deansgate, Manchester (tickets) on November 14 (7 PM)
  • Mark Frost at the Glasgow Film Theatre with Waterstones on November 15 (6 PM)
  • Live face-to-face talk-in and Q&A at The Cluny, Newcastle (tickets include a copy) on November 16 (7 PM)
  • Signing at Forbidden Planet London on November 17 (5 PM)
  • Mark Frost at Waterstones on Tottenham Court Road, London, on November 17 (7 PM)
  • Signing at Foyles in Bristol on November 18 (1 PM)
  • Topping And Company Booksellers at Christ Church in Bath (tickets) on November 18, 2016 (8 PM)

Please check the sites of the participating book stores for additional information. More dates to be announced, including possibly Scotland and —as rumored— the UK Twin Peaks Festival in London on November 12, 2016.

The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost book cover

Here’s the official book cover with a sleeve which partly covers the owl cave symbol.

Order the hardcover from Amazon.com or Book Depository (free worldwide shipping).The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost (official Twin Peaks book)

The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost Audio Book  / CD

Get the audiobook from Amazon or Book Depository (ships worldwide).

The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost: Audio CD version

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ISBN-13: 978-1250075581

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  1. Really want to get this but at the same time i dont want to spoil season 3. It will be great to see what happened to everyone but maybe readingthis book will detract from the experience?

    • Exactly, Lucy. I’m eager to read the book, but I’ll wait with reading it until after I’ve seen the new episodes.

      Also, for me, Twin Peaks was/is so special that I also don’t want to see or read too much about the making of it, although it would surely be very interesting, I’d be afraid that it would take away some of its magic. I bought the book ”Reflections: An Oral History Of Twin Peaks” but still haven’t read it…

      • It’s supposed to be read in between the old show and the new. Why would they not release it afterwards if it wasn’t supposed to be read. It among other things tells what happened in town during these 25 years.

  2. According to the new press release, the book isn’t going to cover [email protected]@t about anything that happened since the show ended. Flipping hell! Another effing prequel! I remember buying a Quantum Leap novel that promised to show more after the show’s ending and instead ended WITH the show’s ending–nothing new at all. It sounds like this is the same effing BS. What crap.

    • Relax, bro — for all we know, there could very well end up being a great deal of “interquel” info woven into the new book’s tapestry; I don’t see Mark Frost writing this thing without covering those intervening years at least somewhat.

      And especially if this book is set during the “present day” of 2016-17, it’d pretty much HAVE to cover those missing years to a certain extent, in order to bring the whole thing up-to-date with the new Showtime season.

      • Well it says it ends at the series finale so it isnt set during the present day so there wont be anything that happened after/inbetween

  3. Looking forward to reading it. I’m glad this won’t cover anything beyond the old show–why would you want to read a bunch of spoilers before you see the new episodes?

  4. If I knew before that the book won´t cover the events after the season two finale, I wouldn´t get it´s pre-sale. In fact, just waiting for confirmation of it, to cancel it. Couldn´t care less for 18th century histories,

  5. What if we pre-ordered already, will we be able to have it signed by Mark without having to buy another copy at the stores where he’s doing the signings?

  6. Jorge: according to the online bookstore I’ll use: the American version (Flatiron) is 9 pages longer. I don’t know anything else. It’s probably only a formatting thing. I’ll most likely end up getting the Flatiron, it’s literally 70 cents more (Euro), and MF is American not British so that seals the deal for me.

  7. I got the CD audio version but need a track lisiing so I can listen to it on my iPod. Does anyone have a track List? Especially disk 8.

    • There is no tracklist on the CD 8, I don’t know why. For the others itunes find the correct names without any problems. I’m looking also for the CD 8. ^^

      • Here is a Disc 8 listing I did when importing to iTunes:
        1 Archivist’s Note
        2 He Died With His Boots On
        3 Listening Post Alpha – 1 Revelations
        4 Archivist’s Note
        5 Special Agent Dale Cooper
        6 Encrypted Message from Lt. Col. Milford
        7 The Dossier Ends Here
        8 Credits

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