Last updated: 19 january, 2011 - 15:29 GMT

Sherlock Holmes brought back to life by writer Anthony Horowitz

English actor Peter Cushing (1913 - 1994) as fictional detective Sherlock Holmes with Andre Morell (1909 - 1978) as Doctor Watson in a scene from 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', 1959

Over the years there have been many adaptations of the better-known Sherlock Holmes tales

One of Britain's most famous fictional detectives, Sherlock Holmes, is being brought back to life by a new author.

More than 80 years after the death of his creator, the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has authorised a writer to pen a new full-length novel.

Due to be released in September, the novel will be written by the British writer, Anthony Horowitz.

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First broadcast 19 January 2011

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