Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I've Already Seen the Spielberg Movie

Macmillan reveals adventures of young Sherlock Holmes | Books | "The estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has authorised a series of books detailing the life of the teenage Sherlock Holmes, which will see the budding detective falling in love for the first time, learning the deductive skills that serve him so well in his adult life, and making the acquaintance of a certain Dr Watson.

Starting at age 14 and tracing Holmes's life at school and then at university, the books will be written by author Andrew Lane – a self-confessed 'super-fan' who has a collection of over 100 Holmes-related books – kicking off with a case referenced but never explained by Conan Doyle, The Colossal Schemes of Baron Maupertius. This will see Holmes, who is sent to stay with relatives in Surrey after his soldier father is unexpectedly posted to India, uncovering a series of murders."

Hat tip to Sarah Weinman via Twitter.

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob said...

I don't care for the Watson angle. We all know Holmes was grown when they met.

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