Composer-playwright Rupert Holmes' first novel, "Where the Truth Lies," will be released by Random House in fall 2003.
Holmes is currently represented on stages in New York (Say Goodnight, Gracie on Broadway) and Boston (Marty at the Huntington Theatre Company). He won five Tony Awards for The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Speaking of the novel to Playbill On-Line, Holmes said, "The novel is a new thing to me. I've tried in my career to do most everything, because it all intrigues me. And I've found the first time I work in a new form, I discover all the things that make that an exciting medium."
"Where the Truth Lies" is a mystery, like much of Holmes' theatre work (Accomplice, Solitary Confinement), and concerns a female journalist and her involvement with a famous comedy team.
The English born Holmes is something of a Renaissance man. He has plied his hand, with success, in various artistic fields, including pop music ("Escape" aka "The Pina Colada Song," the '70s pop group The Buoys), theatre (Drood), television ("Remember WENN"), music production and film scoring ("A Star Is Born").