Anthony Horowitz explains why he was so keen to resurrect Sherlock Holmes – 81 years after the death of his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
“I’m not an arrogant person by nature, but in this case I just knew I could do it,” says Anthony Horowitz.
The best-selling author is talking about his novel, The House of Silk – a brand new Sherlock Holmes adventure for 21st century readers.
It is the first time a Sherlock Holmes story has been officially sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate.
When Horowitz was asked just over a year ago if he wanted to take on the challenge, he already had most of the plot worked out by the end of the meeting.