[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers from “Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier,” a new book by Mark Frost, and “Twin Peaks: The Return.”]
To get right to it: For anyone interested enough to click on this article, “Twin Peaks
: The Final Dossier” is almost certainly worth reading in full. (And with the holidays coming up, why not put it on your wish list?) Engrossing, efficient, and with just the right amount of personality, Mark Frost
’s 145-page novel provides both necessary and superfluous information related to the series — especially “The Return” — all of which can be digested quickly and enjoyably.
Framed as a report from FBI Agent and newly inducted Blue Rose Task Force
member Tamara Preston (played by Chrysta Bell
in “The Return”) to her boss and FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole
), the book consists mainly of case files. Most cover individuals ranging from Shelly Johnson
to Windom Earle, but there are also sections on The Double R Diner, Twin Peaks
(the town), and a briefing near the end simply titled “Today.