Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny co-writing mystery novel

One of the world’s better known fans of mystery novels, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is now writing one.
Clinton is teaming up with her friend, the novelist Louise Penny, on State of Terror, which has a plot that might occur to someone of Clinton’s background: A novice secretary of state, working in the administration of a rival politician, tries to solve a wave of terrorist attacks.
The novel comes out Oct. 12, and will be jointly released by Clinton’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, and Penny’s, St. Martin’s Press.
Writing a thriller with Louise is a dream come true,” Clinton, who has expressed admiration for Penny and other mystery writers in the past, said in a statement Tuesday.
“I’ve relished every one of her books and their characters as well as her friendship. Now we’re joining our experiences to explore the complex world of high stakes diplomacy and treachery. All is not as it first appears.
Penny, an award-winning author from Canada whose novels include The Cruelest Month and ..