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Carlton bags new Sherlock Holmes book

Metrostar awards publishing rights for original title, which is due in September.
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Carlton Books will publish the new Sherlock Holmes title after being awarded the rights by Metrostar.

The Case Notes of Sherlock Holmes imagines that his companion, Dr John Watson, kept a scrapbook containing notes, letters, sketches, newspaper articles and other items from the cases investigated by the detective - the Carlton book being an exact replica of Watson's fictional notebook.

The book comprises six of Sherlock Holmes' most famous adventures such as The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Scandal in Bohemia. Many of the artefacts will be removable.

The concept was created by Metrostar's managing editor Stuart Cooper, in conjunction with writer Guy Adams and designer Lee Thompson.

It is officially endorsed by the estate of the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which has also licensed the Sherlock Holmes trademarks to Metrostar to be used in the book.

Case Notes will be published in September in the UK and by Carlton's publishing partners in other territories. Deals in place so far include the US (Barnes & Noble), Canada (Indigo) and Australia (Hinkler).

"We are absolutely thrilled to be working with the Conan Doyle Estate and Carlton Books to bring The Case Notes of Sherlock Holmes to life," said Claire Potter, MD of Metrostar. "We hope his many fans around the world love reading it as much as we have enjoyed creating it."

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