Moriarty: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Dec 9, 2014 - Fiction - 384 pages

"Anything but elementary, this clever thriller is sure to please Sherlock fans.”
   — People Magazine, Book of the Week Review

“Anthony Horowitz throws down the gauntlet in his infernally clever Sherlock Holmes pastiche.” 

— Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

Internationally bestselling author Anthony Horowitz’s nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and complex world of detective Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty—dubbed the Napoleon of crime” by Holmes—in the aftermath of their fateful struggle at the Reichenbach Falls.

Days after the encounter at the Swiss waterfall, Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. Moriarty’s death has left an immediate, poisonous vacuum in the criminal underworld, and there is no shortage of candidates to take his place—including one particularly fiendish criminal mastermind.

Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes’s methods of investigation and deduction originally introduced by Conan Doyle in “The Sign of Four”, must forge a path through the darkest corners of England’s capital—from the elegant squares of Mayfair to the shadowy wharfs and alleyways of the London Docks—in pursuit of this sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty’s successor.

A riveting, deeply atmospheric tale of murder and menace from one of the only writers to earn the seal of approval from Conan Doyle’s estate, Moriarty breathes life into Holmes’s dark and fascinating world.

 

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User Review  - Vesper1931 - LibraryThing

1891, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase is pursing an American criminal to England and when he arrives at Southampton it is to find news of Moriarty's death. So he travels to Reichenbach Falls, and ... Read full review

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Just supposed to be a fun mystery. Horowitz delivered. Very readable. The mystery is a bit clever—but enough information is given that a clever reader should be able to solve it. Still, I found the ... Read full review

Contents

Dedication
The Midnight Watch
The Letter
Bladeston House
Scotland Yard
Horners of Chancery Lane
Foreign Soil
Setting the Trap
We Make an Arrest
The Meat Rack
Diplomatic Immunity
A Fresh Start

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ANTHONY HOROWITZ is the author of the US bestselling Magpie Murders and The Word is Murder, and one of the most prolific and successful writers in the English language; he may have committed more (fictional) murders than any other living author. His novel Trigger Mortis features original material from Ian Fleming. His most recent Sherlock Holmes novel, Moriarty, is a reader favorite; and his bestselling Alex Rider series for young adults has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. As a TV screenwriter, he created both Midsomer Murders and the BAFTA-winning Foyle’s War on PBS. Horowitz regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines, and in January 2014 was awarded an OBE.

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