According to the Daily Mail, 2011 will witness the publication of a new, officially authorized Holmes novel by Alex Rider novelist Anthony Horowitz and a new James Bond novel written by Jeffery Deaver, author of The Bone Collector.
I’m a total Bondophile, so I’m definitely interested to see Deaver’s take on the franchise. The novel, called Carte Blanche, will be set in Dubai, a Middle Eastern milieu that the big-screen Bonds have mostly ignored. Carte Blanche will apparently be set in the modern day, unlike Sebastian Faulks’ enjoyably retro Devil May Care.
How about you, Shelf Lifers? Which Brit-lit hero are you more excited about?