Adam Worth

Adam Worth

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Adam Worth 1844-January 8, 1902 was a Jewish-American criminal. Scotland Yard detective Robert Anderson nicknamed him "the Napoleon of the criminal world, and he is commonly referred to as "the Napoleon of Crime.It has been widely speculated that Arthur Conan Doyle used Worth as the prototype for Sherlock Holmes' nemesis, Professor Moriarty. In his "Books Alive" column in The Chicago Sunday Tribune (December 26, 1943), Vincent Starrett wrote, "Worth was the original of Prof. Moriarty. This information, which isn't generally known, was revealed by Conan Doyle in conversation with Dr. Gray C. Briggs of St. Louis, Dr. Briggs once told me." Starrett was a good friend of Dr. Gray Chandler Briggs (1882-1942), a St. Louis doctor and X-ray specialist.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 290g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135824813
  • 9786135824810