Moriarty

Moriarty

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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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—dubbed "the Napoleon of crime"—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—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 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. This tale of murder and menace breathes life into Holmes's fascinating world, again proving that once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however im- probable, must be the truth.
Publisher: [S.l.]: HarperCollins, 2014
ISBN: 9780062381590
Characteristics: 1online resource (1 sound file (09hr., 55min., 15sec.)) : digital

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martins_mom Dec 10, 2015

Sherlock Holmes never gets old, and the impulse to add to the canon doesn't either. This book does not feature Holmes as a character, but is about a Scotland Yard detective and a Pinkerton man from Amercia who are following up on the disappearance of Holmes and Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls. Did they really die? Horowitz is a great thriller writer, and has finished this one with a delicious twist.

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LibraryUser53
May 16, 2015

Well done. Sherlock fans will definitely enjoy this one -- a chance to learn a little more about Professor Moriarty and that incident at Reichenbach Falls. A couple of nitpicks: First, on the audiobook version, the reader's voice is indistinct, a little difficult to understand. I followed along w/a printed copy. Second, there's a couple of holes in the plot. Things fall through the cracks that would be difficult to imagine an experienced Scotland Yard inspector would allow. Be prepared to suspend disbelief once or twice to fully enjoy the story. With those caveats, this book is a winner. Very much recommended.

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