Moriarty - Anthony Horowitz (Paperback)

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Barcode
9780062377197
Department
Books
Released
1 Sep 2015
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Anthony Horowitz
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Harpercollins
Language
English
Number of Pages
288

Annotation

An Arthur Conan Doyle-estate-sanctioned tale by the best-selling author of The House of Silk occurs days after the fateful encounter between Holmes and Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. 100,000 first printing.

Summary

The game is once again afoot in this thrilling mystery from the bestselling author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty tumbled to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls.

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.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Literary
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional British
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Historical
Dewey Classification
813

Inside Flap

Internationally bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and complex world of Detective Sherlock Holmes and Professor James Moriarty in the aftermath of their fateful struggle at the Reichenbach Falls.

Days after Holmes and Moriarty disappear into the waterfall's churning depths, Frederick Chase, a senior investigator at New York's infamous Pinkerton Detective Agency, arrives in Switzerland. Chase brings with him a dire warning: Moriarty's death has left a convenient vacancy in London's criminal underworld. There is no shortage of candidates to take his place&;including one particularly fiendish criminal mastermind.

Chase is assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones, a Scotland Yard detective and devoted student of Holmes's methods of deduction, whom Conan Doyle introduced in The Sign of Four. The two men join forces and fight their way through the sinuous streets of Victorian London in pursuit of this sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty's successor.

Riveting and deeply atmospheric, Moriarty is the first Sherlock Holmes novel sanctioned by the author's estate since Horowitz's House of Silk.

Author Bio

Horowitz, Anthony: -

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.