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Publisher Description

"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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
December 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
824.3
KB

Customer Reviews

no name jaybo ,

Moriarty-ending disappointing

Couldn’t put it down until the end, it could have been better.

Shapshank ,

Excellent Read

I loved Conan Doyle’s pre-Spiritualism writing, and this is a really good follow-up to that body of work. It’s grittier than most of the Sherlock stories were, but it still fits. This, and House of Silk are worth multiple reads. (And it’s a nice thing to pass driving time, reading it to one’s spouse.)

schguy ,

Memories

Well done.

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