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BBC News: Anthony Horowitz reopens the Sherlock Holmes casebook

Thu, November 03, 2011

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.

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