"The estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has granted permission for the first new Sherlock Holmes novel in 96 years, to be written by Anthony Horowitz and published later this year"
The Tainted Archive deduces an untruth there.
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However given the success of the Sherlock Holmes movie and the Sherlock TV series (I appeared in an episode, you know!) and the huge sales gathered by the James Bond continuation novel, Devil May Care, the Holmes people no doubt smell a lucrative game afoot.
The press release continues:
"The new Holmes book will be out in September, and details are being kept under wraps in a show of mystery designed to whet fans' appetites, although it seems that Horowitz's take on Holmes will retain Conan Doyle's Victorian setting. Horowitz himself said he had aimed to produce "a first-rate mystery for a modern audience while remaining absolutely true to the spirit of the original". Orion publisher Jon Wood promised the author's "passion for Holmes and his consummate narrative trickery will ensure that this new story will not only blow away Conan Doyle aficionados but also bring the sleuth to a whole new audience."