Could J.D. Salinger Have A Safe Full Of Unpublished Work?

J.D. Salinger, who sadly died yesterday, hasn’t published a word since 1965. But rumor has it that he had several unpublished books hidden in a safe at his New Hampshire home. Salinger’s family and literary reps have kept silent on the possibility of unseen works, but others who knew the author have been talking about it. A former girlfriend of Salinger’s said that he told her about at least two unreleased novels, while his neighbor says that Salinger told him of 15 secret books. Perhaps it’s wrong of us, but we’re hoping it’s true. And if these books do exist—should they be published now that Salinger is dead? [Newser, AP]