The Moriarty Papers: The Schemes and Adventures of the Great Nemesis of Sherlock Holmes

The Moriarty Papers: The Schemes and Adventures of the Great Nemesis of Sherlock Holmes


By (author) Colonel Sebastian Moran

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  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 120mm x 170mm x 16mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847739407
  • ISBN 13: 9781847739407
  • Illustrations note: 300 colour artworks
  • Sales rank: 27,421

Product description

The infamous Professor James Moriarty is a brooding presence in all of the adventures of celebrated British detective Sherlock Holmes. Yet his actions are described only once in "The Final Problem", when he and Holmes wrestle on the brink of the Reichenbach Falls, and he gets scant mention in five other reports. So who exactly was Moriarty? A power-crazed mathematician, as described by Arthur Conan Doyle? The public face of an underground brotherhood? Or the cocaine-induced Hyde to Holmes' Jekyll? "The Moriarty Papers" hold the key. Assembled after Moriarty's death by his head of Security Operations, Colonel Sebastian Moran, these unique documents confirm Moriarty as the supervillain that Holmes took him for. Indeed, they reveal him to be a criminal mastermind. Read this book and discover the darkest of secrets of Sherlock Holmes's arch rival.

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Author information

Colonel Sebastian Moran (Eton, Oxford, Ist Bangalore Pioneers) was in charge of security for the Moriarty Empire, and personal bodyguard to the Professor. A crack shot, he is also the author of Heavy Game of the Western Himalayas (1881) as well as the seminal Three Months in the Jungle (1884).