Anthony Horowitz will write a new James Bond novel

The new book, which will reportedly be set in the world of Formula One racing, is approved by the Ian Fleming estate.

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Actor Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in the movie 'Skyfall.'

Author Anthony Horowitz is being entrusted with another well-known British literary property.

Horowitz, who wrote the well-received “Sherlock Holmes” novel “The House of Silk” that was sanctioned by the Arthur Conan Doyle estate, is writing a new “James Bond” book that’s approved by the estate of original “Bond” author Ian Fleming. According to the Los Angeles Times, Horowitz is working off an unpublished piece given to him by the Fleming estate. The piece is titled “Murder on Wheels” and has the superspy facing off against Russians in the world of Formula One, according to the Guardian. It was supposed to be for a planned “Bond” TV series. However, the book is titled "Project One" for now, according to the Guardian.

“When the estate approached me to write a new James Bond novel how could I possibly refuse?” Horowitz said, according to the BBC.“It’s a huge challenge ... but having original, unpublished material by Fleming has been an inspiration.” 

Jessie Grimond, the great-niece of Fleming, told the BBC, “Given that Anthony is as brilliant a screenwriter as he is a novelist, we thought it would be exciting to see what he would do with one [of the episodes].” 

Horowitz is the creator of the British TV show “Foyle’s War” and also writes for the show. In addition, he wrote for other programs such as “Midsomer Murders," “Collision,” and “Injustice” and is behind the “Alex Rider” book series and the “Diamond Brothers” series, among other works. He is releasing another “Sherlock Holmes” novel, titled “Moriarty” after one of the detective’s most famous enemies, at the end of this month. 

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