The Bond-oriented Web site MI6 reports that “Carte Blanche is due to be published by Hodder and Stoughton in the UK, a few days before [author Ian] Fleming’s birthday, on 26th May 2011. It has been commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.” Because part of the action in Deaver’s novel will take place in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai, the announcement of its title was made there earlier today.
* * *And the good news just keeps on coming.
In its own piece about Carte Blanche, BBC News adds that Anthony Horowitz, creator and writer of the justly acclaimed World War II-era TV mystery series, Foyle’s War, “has been chosen by the Conan Doyle Estate to write a new full-length Sherlock Holmes novel. ... The title and content of the book, which will be published in September, have not been revealed.” The BBC says this is “the first time the estate has given its seal of approval for a new Holmes work.”