Monday, January 17, 2011

Mystery Bytes: Characters continue with different Authors

I was just discussing authors writing other authors series 'in the style of' with my friend Pattie Tierney. She had several authors in mind.. authors whose series she loved. So here's some news for you Pattie. These may not be the characters you want, but these three authors are taking a turn at writing in the style of well-known mystery authors. Well maybe not all three. Time will tell about Eva's publication of the Fourth Stieg Larrson novel given how Stieg Larrson estate is tied up in knots.

According to The, Orion plans to publish a new full-length Sherlock Holmes novel, written by author Anthony Horowitz, after he was selected by the Conan Doyle Estate. Further details about the title, to be published in September, are still to be revealed.

It is the first time the Conan Doyle Estate has given its approval for a new Holmes novel.

Horowitz said: "I fell in love with the Sherlock Holmes stories when I was 16 and I've read them many times since. I simply couldn't resist this opportunity to write a brand new adventure for this iconic figure and my aim is to produce a first rate mystery for a modern audience while remaining
absolutely true to the spirit of the original."

Horowitz is the creator and writer of Foyle's War. Good credentials, but probably not for the die-hard Sherlockians.


According to the MI6 Website, Jeffery Deaver will be writing the next James Bond novel, Carte Blanche. It will come out from Hodder & Stoughton in the UK and Simon & Schuster in the US. Part of the novel will be set in Dubai.

READ MORE HERE.  And, on Jeffery Deaver's site HERE.

Eva Gabrielsson, the longtime partner of the Swedish novelist Stieg Larsson, says in a new memoir that she wants to secure the rights to complete Mr. Larsson’s fourth novel in the “Millennium” series, which he was writing when he died suddenly in 2004.

According to Agence France-Presse, which obtained a copy of the memoir, scheduled for publication in France, Norway and Sweden next week, Ms. Gabrielsson says that she and Mr. Larsson “often wrote together.” “It is not my intention to recount here the plot of the fourth volume,” she writes in the memoir. “On the other hand, I want to say that Lisbeth little by little frees herself from her ghosts and her enemies.”



Priscilla said...

The Eva Gabrielsson/Stieg Larsson saga is getting almost as interesting as the Milennium series itself! If she does finish this fourth book of the "trilogy", we may also find clues as to who wrote what....

Yvonne Johnston (Whyjay99) said...

Surely the 4th novel in the Millennium series will feature Lisbeth Salander's twin sister. Stieg Larsson must have mentioned her in the trilogy for a reason.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I'm always glad to hear of a new Sherlock anything, and have a high tolerance for even the most mediocre of entries, just to have something new to read. My guess is that Horowitz will do a rather fine job. I also sent your link along to my son who is an avid Holmes fan, and is currently reading and enjoying Stieg Larsson.