Sherlock Holmes Will Solve Your Murder ... for $7.8K
That's the minimum charity bid to be included in upcoming novel
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2013 2:47 PM CDT
Sherlock Holmes at Baker Street.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – It would be the ultimate honor for an avid Sherlock Holmes fan: having the man himself catch your murderer. Such is the opportunity being offered by author Anthony Horowitz, who is writing his second Sherlock Holmes novel with the blessing of the Conan Doyle estate, reports the Telegraph. He's set up an eBay auction in which the winning bidder will be mentioned in the book. If the bid is at least 5,000 British pounds (about $7,780), the winner will be murdered in grisly fashion, and Holmes will set about solving the case. The proceeds go to a British anti-bullying charity.

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Aug 24, 2013 7:49 AM CDT
I will win this auction and change my name yo Sherlock Holmes. That should make for a good read.
Aug 23, 2013 3:25 PM CDT
Seems like inviting fate, if you ask me*. You'll end up dead in some Victorian fashion. *You didn't, but I'm a loudmouth, so nyah.