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Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes, #2) by Anthony Horowitz

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

Days after Holmes and Moriarty disappear into the waterfalls churning depths, Frederick Chase, a senior investigator at New Yorks infamous Pinkerton Detective Agency, arrives in Switzerland. Chase brings with him a dire warning: Moriartys death has left a convenient vacancy in Londons 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 Holmess 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—from the elegant squares of Mayfair to the shadowy wharfs and alleyways of the Docks—in pursuit of this sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriartys successor.

Riveting and deeply atmospheric, Moriarty is the first Sherlock Holmes novel sanctioned by the authors estate since Horowitzs House of Silk. This tale of murder and menace breathes life into Holmess fascinating world, again proving that once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however im- probable, must be the truth.
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Jim Moriarty (BBC series)

Any act of removing this villain from the category without a Removal Proposal shall be considered vandalism or a futile "heroic" attempt of redemption and the user will have high chances of being terminated blocked. He is the main antagonist of Series 1 and 2, and then later a posthumous antagonist in Series 3, the special "The Abominable Bride" and Series 4. He is a consulting criminal mastermind as well as the archenemy of Sherlock Holmes. Prior to the events of Sherlock Moriarty's earliest known crime was when he killed a schoolboy in his year known as Carl Powers, who Moriarty claimed "laughed at him" so stopped him laughing. Putting a poison in Carl's medication this caused the lad to drown in a swimming pool. This occurred in , and this case got Sherlock Holmes interested in crime solving, a man Moriarty would become the arch nemesis of nearly 20 years later. Moriarty was first mentioned in the first episode of series 1 A Study in Pink when the murderer - a taxi driver - revealed he had a sponsor to Sherlock Holmes and that the person in question was a huge fan.

Moriarty is a machiavellian criminal mastermind whom Holmes describes as the " Napoleon of crime". Doyle lifted the phrase from a Scotland Yard inspector who was referring to Adam Worth , a real-life criminal mastermind and one of the individuals upon whom the character of Moriarty was based. The character was introduced primarily as a narrative device to enable Doyle to kill Sherlock Holmes, and only featured in two of the Sherlock Holmes stories. However, in adaptations, he has often been given a greater prominence and treated as Sherlock Holmes' archenemy. Professor Moriarty's first and only appearance occurred in " The Adventure of the Final Problem ", in which Holmes, on the verge of delivering a fatal blow to Moriarty's criminal organization, is forced to flee to continental Europe to escape Moriarty's retribution. The criminal mastermind follows, and the pursuit ends on top of the Reichenbach Falls , an encounter that apparently ends with both Holmes and Moriarty falling to their deaths.


The first episode of Sherlock premiered in what feels like an entirely different world. Airing in the summer of in the U., The saucy fan fiction created by lovers of hit detective drama Sherlock has long been a talking point, but now Andrew Scott , who plays villain Moriarty, has come out in support of it.

Please refresh the page and retry. He returned to the show in Sunday night's series four finale as part of a flashback sequence. Speaking at a screening of the episode alongside several of the show's stars and co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, Scott said he had "spent the last six months under wraps". A sked how often fans quizzed him over his mooted return to the show, the year-old said: "I'd say every day. The concluding episode saw Moriarty team up with Sherlock's secret sister Eurus, played by Sian Brooke , before he died.

The series is set in the present day, while the one-off special features a Victorian period fantasy resembling the original Holmes stories. Sherlock has been praised for the quality of its writing, acting, and direction. Two years later, it won Outstanding Television Movie. In addition, the show was also honoured with a Peabody Award in All of the series have been released on DVD and Blu-ray , alongside tie-in editions of selected original Conan Doyle stories and an original soundtrack composed by David Arnold and Michael Price. In January , the show launched its official mobile app called Sherlock: The Network.


4 thoughts on “Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes, #2) by Anthony Horowitz

  1. James "Jim" Moriarty was the world's only "consulting criminal"; a stark contrast to his nemesis', Sherlock Holmes ', similarly unrivalled "consulting detective" occupation.

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