Elementary New Sequel

Sherlock Holmes is set to get a sequel written by screenwriter and author of the popular Alex Rider teen spy books Anthony Horowitz, according to a Guardian article.

The new Holmes book will be set in the Victorian era with Horowitz saying he wants to write a “a first-rate mystery for a modern audience while remaining absolutely true to the spirit of the original”. Orion publisher Jon Wood believes the new book will have a “passion for Holmes and his consummate narrative trickery will ensure that this new story will not only blow away Conan Doyle afficionados but also bring the sleuth to a whole new audience.”

It comes on the heels of last year’s re-booting of James Bond and Eoin Colfer’s sequel to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Guy Ritchie’s 2009 film Sherlock Holmes also means that the sleuth in a deerstalker is once more bankable in publishing as well as Hollywood.

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