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Last Updated: Tuesday January 18 2011 07:11 GMT

Anthony Horowitz to pen Sherlock Holmes

Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz

Seriously successful author Anthony Horowitz is taking on one of literature's most famous characters...

Yes, he's going to put pen to paper to recreate Sherlock Holmes!

The fictional detective was the creation of Arthur Conan Doyle, in the late 1800s, who wrote four novels and 56 short stories about Holmes.

Horowitz said: "My aim is to produce a first-rate mystery for a modern audience while remaining absolutely true to the spirit of the original."