Audible will publish "futuristic Sherlock Holmes" novel, Clockwork Sherlock, by Ian W Sainsbury.
Manager of business affairs, Alexandra Hargreaves, acquired world English language audio rights direct from the author. The title will be released exclusively on audio on 25th July 2020.
Clockwork Sherlock follows ex-soldier Captain Jo Barnes, who is working with a detective on the murder of tech giant Robert Fairfield. Fingers are pointed at the two women closest to Fairfield: his fiancée and his ambitious daughter. When his daughter is found dead and the evidence shows she was killed before her father, the suspect is obvious to everyone except Sherlock Holmes. Pairing futuristic technology and good, old-fashioned sleuthing, Barnes and Holmes set out to find the real killer.
Sainsbury commented: "I’ve always found Sherlock Holmes fascinating, and putting him in virtual reality with help from a real-world Watson who gives as good as she gets was an irresistible idea. The story is pure page-turning escapism, and we all need some of that at the moment."