January Jones as Gretchen Lowell

Serial killer Gretchen Lowell scared the pants off readers in Chelsea Cain’s first three thrillers (Heartsick, Sweetheart and Evil at Heart). What actress wouldn’t want to play her?

January Jones, who plays a different kind of scary on the TV series Mad Men, has optioned the books, with plans to play Gretchen…

according to Entertainment Weekly‘s “Shelf Life,” adding credence to an earlier report in the Wall Street Journal.

The recently released fourth novel in Cain’s series featuring Portland detective Archie Sheridan plays down the Gretchen character. The NYT BR says that, despite the lack of Gretchen’s “wanton brand of evil…the world that Cain creates is as dark and ominous as ever.”

The Night Season
Chelsea Cain
Retail Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books – (2011-03-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0312619766 / 9780312619763

Macmillan Audio; 9781427211507
Large Type; Thorndike; 9781410437792; June 2011; $31.99

In the following video, Cain promises that Gretchen will be back.


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