Originally Posted by Fbone
The Conan Doyle Estate gave Horowitz permission to write another Sherlock Holmes story and he did a good job.
I'm a little puzzled by this. Conan Doyle died in 1930; he's therefore in the life+70 public domain. Nobody needs anyone's "permission" to write a Sherlock Holmes story, as the enormous number of new Holmes stories illustrates. What was this "permission" that Mr. Horowitz received, I wonder?