World famous detective Sherlok Holmes is set to return in a new novel which has been officially approved by the estate of Conan Doyle.
Mr Doyle wrote four novels and 56 short stories about the detective, then famously attempted to kill him off. However public pressure meant that the author was forced to bring him back to life.
The man who has been chosen to write the newest story about the legendary Holmes, is Anthony Horowitz, who is best known for writing stories about teenager Alex Rider. He is also the creator and writer of the ITV series’ Foyles War and Midsomer Murders.
“I fell in love with the Sherlock Holmes stories when I was 16 and I’ve read them many times since,” said Horowitz. “I simply couldn’t resist this opportunity to write a brand new adventure for this iconic figure”
Horowitz is aiming to bring the story up to date, while staying true to the spirit of the original stories.
Sherlock and his assistant Watson were recently brought back to life in a film starring Robert Downey Junior and Jude Law, a sequel to this is reportedly underway.
However, this is the first time Doyle’s estate has given official backing to any project involving the detective.