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Moriarty

Moriarty

Bestselling British novelist John Gardner published two books purporting to be the true history of Professor James Moriarty, archenemy of Sherlock Holmes, the Napoleon of crime. The books – The Return of Moriarty and The Revenge of Moriarty – were praised as stand-alone volumes set in a vividly accurate Victorian London and a stunning vision of the underworld of the time, inhabited by the kind
of men and women who lived and preyed on the society of the late 19th century.
Now it is the turn of the century and Moriarty has been away from London for several years, realizing his plans to set up crime syndicates in major U. S. cities. He is suddenly called back to London where his vast criminal society has been overrun by a rival concern led by the shadowy Sir Jordan ‘Mad Jack’ de Levant – a supposed gentleman hoodlum who is acting on behalf of the leaders of well-known criminal elements in France, Italy, Spain and Germany. Moriarty lives again and revolts against the upstart criminals who have attempted to oust him from his rightful place as king of all criminal endeavour.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery / Historical Mysteries

On Sale: 14th March 2013

Price: £7.49

ISBN-13: 9781849168182

Reviews

'One of the most cruel crime bosses in fiction' Scotsman.
Scotsman
'Gardner revels in getting the details of, say, the food or the thieves' slang of the period right… This is the world of the Holmes stories, but fascinatingly viewed from the bottom up, through criminal's eyes' Sunday Times.
Sunday Times
'One of the most cruel crime bosses in fiction.' Scotsman
Scotsman
'The world of the Holmes stories, but fascinatingly viewed from the bottom up, through criminal's eyes' Sunday Times.
Sunday Times