In a transparent move to be punished as severely as possible, an unknown thief has stolen the manuscript for E.L. James’s upcoming Fifty Shades book, Grey, Random House announced Tuesday. According to the BBC, the publisher discovered that a copy of James’s manuscript had disappeared and promptly notified the police. The book, a retelling of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of Christian Grey, is out June 18 — Grey’s birthday — and Random House reportedly fears the thief will leak the manuscript online before then. Naughty.
The cover of Grey. Photo: Penguin Random House UK