The Napoleon of Crime

  • Filename: the-napoleon-of-crime.
  • ISBN: 9780307886477
  • Release Date: 2011-04-05
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Ben Macintyre
  • Publisher: Broadway Books



NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. . . . --Sherlock Holmes on Professor Moriarty in "The Final Problem" The Victorian era's most infamous thief, Adam Worth was the original Napoleon of crime. Suave, cunning Worth learned early that the best way to succeed was to steal. And steal he did. Following a strict code of honor, Worth won the respect of Victorian society. He also aroused its fear by becoming a chilling phantom, mingling undetected with the upper classes, whose valuables he brazenly stole. His most celebrated heist: Gainsborough's grand portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire--ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales--a painting Worth adored and often slept with for twenty years. With a brilliant gang that included "Piano" Charley, a jewel thief, train robber, and playboy, and "the Scratch" Becker, master forger, Worth secretly ran operations from New York to London, Paris, and South Africa--until betrayal and a Pinkerton man finally brought him down. In a decadent age, Worth was an icon. His biography is a grand, dazzling tour into the gaslit underworld of the last century. . . and into the doomed genius of a criminal mastermind.

The Iron Soul

  • Filename: the-iron-soul.
  • ISBN: 0957162928
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 252
  • Author: Stephen Lees (Barrister)
  • Publisher:



Continuing their investigations into the sinking of the Titanic, Holmes and Watson meet, for the first time, Adam Worth, the Napoleon of Crime. Worth has bested Professor Moriarty's bid for supreme power in crime by designing and strategizing plots but never taking part in any actuall crime. Worth has come to Englandwith two objectives: he wants to make sure that all links to his past deeds have been erased, and he wants to search for the art that Moriarty swindled from him. Holmes and Watson search London from the Music Hall to the Underground, but finally find surprising clues in the attic of 221B.

Farm der Tiere

  • Filename: farm-der-tiere.
  • ISBN: 3436002275
  • Release Date: 1971
  • Number of pages: 143
  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher:



Ich will dich sterben sehen

  • Filename: ich-will-dich-sterben-sehen.
  • ISBN: 9783843707893
  • Release Date: 2013-10-11
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Pierre Lemaitre
  • Publisher: Ullstein eBooks



Der Heimweg durch die dunkle Straße. Plötzlich ein Schlag, ein Knebel, das Innere eines Lieferwagens. Gefesselt und in einen Käfig gesperrt, wacht diejunge Alex in einer Lagerhalle auf. Ohne Kleidung. Ohne Wasser. Ohne Essen. Auf ihre Fragen bekommt sie nur eine Antwort: »Ich will dichsterben sehen.« Sie weiß, ihr Peiniger meint es ernst. Denn sie kennt ihn. Doch als die Polizei ihr Gefängnis endlich entdeckt, ist Alex verschwunden – unterwegs, um Rache zunehmen. Und niemand kann sie stoppen ...

A Criminal Carol

  • Filename: a-criminal-carol.
  • ISBN: 9781780929606
  • Release Date: 2016-06-29
  • Number of pages: 22
  • Author: Claire Daines
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited



Christmas Eve, 1890. Thanks to the tireless pursuit of Sherlock Holmes, Professor Moriarty’s criminal empire stands on a knife edge. Still, three ghostly visitors may yet convince the Napoleon of Crime that his destiny lies in another direction…

The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction

  • Filename: the-cambridge-companion-to-crime-fiction.
  • ISBN: 0521008719
  • Release Date: 2003-11-06
  • Number of pages: 287
  • Author: Martin Priestman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This Companion covers British and American crime fiction from the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth. As well as discussing the 'detective' fiction of writers like Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, it considers other kinds of fiction where crime plays a substantial part, such as the thriller and spy fiction. It also includes chapters on the treatment of crime in the eighteenth-century literature, French and Victorian fiction, women and black detectives, crime on film and TV, police fiction and postmodernist uses of the detective form.

The Scientific Sherlock Holmes

  • Filename: the-scientific-sherlock-holmes.
  • ISBN: 9780199311576
  • Release Date: 2013-01-02
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: James O'Brien
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



One of the most popular and widely known characters in all of fiction, Sherlock Holmes has an enduring appeal based largely on his uncanny ability to make the most remarkable deductions from the most mundane facts. The very first words that Sherlock Holmes ever says to Dr. Watson are, "How are you? You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive." Watson responds, "How on earth did you know that?" And so a crime-solving legend is born. In The Scientific Sherlock Holmes, James O'Brien provides an in-depth look at Holmes's use of science in his investigations. Indeed, one reason for Holmes's appeal is his frequent use of the scientific method and the vast scientific knowledge which he drew upon to solve mysteries. For instance, in heart of the book, the author reveals that Holmes was a pioneer of forensic science, making use of fingerprinting well before Scotland Yard itself had adopted the method. One of the more appealing aspects of the book is how the author includes real-world background on topics such as handwriting analysis, describing how it was used to capture the New York Zodiac killer and to clinch the case against the Lindbergh baby kidnapper. Sherlock Holmes was knowledgeable about several sciences, most notably chemistry. Therefore the book takes a close look at Holmes the chemist and discusses, for example, chemical poisons such as carbon monoxide, chloroform, and Prussic acid (the historical name for hydrogen cyanide). The author also debunks Isaac Asimov's famous assertion that Holmes was a blundering chemist. In addition, the book discusses mathematics, physics, biology, astronomy, meteorology, and geology, always in the context of Holmes's exploits. Sherlock Holmes continues to fascinate millions of readers and movie goers alike. The Scientific Sherlock Holmes is a must-read for the legion of fans of this most beloved of all fictional detectives.

Signs of Crime

  • Filename: signs-of-crime.
  • ISBN: 9781614513162
  • Release Date: 2014-01-01
  • Number of pages: 189
  • Author: Marcel Danesi
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter



This book will introduce the field of forensic semiotics as a tool for understanding crime and criminality. It will focus on how symbolism, ritual, and other sign-based activities play a crucial role in the constitution of criminal organizations and often in the enactment of individual crimes. It will present semiotic notions, methods, and techniques that can be applied to forensic science, such as the role of ritual and slang in criminal gangs.

Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy

  • Filename: sherlock-holmes-and-philosophy.
  • ISBN: 9780812697360
  • Release Date: 2011-10-11
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Josef Steiff
  • Publisher: Open Court



This entertaining collection of essays shows that Sherlock Holmes sees things others don’t. He sees the world in a different way, and by so doing, allows us to see that same world – and human behavior – in different ways as well. Oh, sure, there have been countless detectives who have followed in his footsteps and who seem to rival his abilities. Just turn on the TV or browse the local bookshop and you’ll find idiosyncratic super sleuths using forensics and reasoning to solve a whole host of crimes and misdeeds. And yet no one rivals our dear, dear Holmes. Why does Sherlock reign, even more than a century later, as king? Can this mystery be solved? Unable to reach either Holmes or Watson (or Doyle for that matter, though we’ve tried every medium we can think of), we’ve been forced to gather our own team of investigators to practice their powers of observation and perception, to apply their own reasoning and methodologies to the task at hand. The results, I fear, have led us to a number of cases that must be solved first. Is Holmes simply eccentric or a sociopath? Is he human or something from the holodeck? Is he as dangerous on the page as he is in person? Wait – does he even exist? For that matter, do you? (I fear several investigators have been forced to take a much needed holiday after wrestling with that one.) What is the source of his faculty of observation and facility for deduction? Systematic training as Watson surmises? Genetic? Or is he just really lucky? And is this whole logic thing compatible with emotions? Are Holmes and Watson good friends or soul mates? Just what is the nature of friendship? Do they complete each other or just get on each other’s nerves? And why all the secrecy? Disguises? Deceptions? The plot thickens. What is the essence of consciousness? Is the observable world subject to our intentions? Why does Holmes debunk mysticism when Doyle so readily embraces it? Why is Holmes our favorite drug user? Our notebooks are filled with clues and, dare I say, answers. Is there more than one way to define the concept, justice? Is hope necessary in the world? Is boredom? Play? Can any thing really be understood? Objectively? And just what is the last unresolved mystery involving Sherlock Holmes? The game that's afoot isn't just the thing being pursued but the fun to be had as well.

The Great Game

  • Filename: the-great-game.
  • ISBN: 9781783293315
  • Release Date: 2014-07-11
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Michael Kurland
  • Publisher: Titan Books



Professor James Moriarty, prominent scientist, keen analytical mind, and a dabbler in less than savoury doings, is somewhat surprised when an unknown caller is shot by a crossbow bolt on his doorstep. Meanwhile the Professor's one-time associates, the journalist Benjamin Barnett and his wife, the former Cecily Perrine, are having their own troubles on the Continent. Things turn deadly when they find themselves in the midst of an attempted assassination of a German prince, and in Vienna, the younger son of a British nobleman—indulging in “The Great Game” of amateur spying—finds himself framed for the murder of his paramour and the assassination of an Austrian Duke. While a lesser man might be daunted, Moriarty is merely intrigued. With the unwanted help of his often nemesis Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty must connect the many threads of the mystery. But he is facing his most cunning opponent to date, and this is no game...

The Criminal Spectre in Law Literature and Aesthetics

  • Filename: the-criminal-spectre-in-law-literature-and-aesthetics.
  • ISBN: 9781317797517
  • Release Date: 2014-06-23
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Peter J. Hutchings
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book analyses the legal and aesthetic discourses that combine to shape the image of the criminal, and that image's contemporary endurance. The author traces the roots of contemporary ideas about criminality back to legal, philosophical and aesthetic concepts originating in the nineteenth century. Building on the ideas of Foucault and Walter Benjamin, Hutchings argues that the criminal, as constructed in places such as popular crime stories or the law of insanity, became an obsession which haunted nineteenth century thought.

The Napoleon anecdotes

  • Filename: the-napoleon-anecdotes.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015025930705
  • Release Date: 1823
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: William Henry Ireland
  • Publisher:



Grammardog Guide to Sherlock Holmes Stories

  • Filename: grammardog-guide-to-sherlock-holmes-stories.
  • ISBN: 9781608570539
  • Release Date: 2005-11-01
  • Number of pages: 57
  • Author: Mary Jane McKinney
  • Publisher: Grammardog LLC



The Red-headed League, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb, The Crooked Man, The Final Problem. Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for these short stories. All sentences are from the stories. Figurative language includes: "The bare sight of me was like a bullet through his guilty heart." "The roadway was blocked with the immense stream of commerce flowing in a double tide inward and outward . . ." ". . . we saw a gigantic column of smoke which . . . hung like an immense ostrich feather over the landscape." Onomatopoeia includes: "clinked," "clang," "hiss," "whishing," "clank," and "swish."

Sherlock Holmes

  • Filename: sherlock-holmes.
  • ISBN: 9781466826137
  • Release Date: 2006-01-24
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Michael Kurland
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books



In 1891, Sherlock Holmes in a struggle with his arch-enemy, the Napoleon of Crime, Professor James Moriarty, plunged with him over the Reichenbach Falls to his inevitable death. All of England - indeed the entire world - mourned the irreplaceable loss of the world's greatest detective. And that's where things stood until 1894 when Holmes suddenly reappeared in London, revealing himself to his friend Dr. John Watson, and resumed his activities as a consulting detective. Holmes remained very quiet and mysterious on those missing three years, never really revealing precisely where he'd been and what he'd done in the 'hidden years." Now, in this anthology of original stories the truth about those thirty-five months is unveiled and Holmes' adventures described. While some stories place Holmes in such familiar locations as New York and San Francisco, others find him high in the Himalayas or above the Arctic Circle. With stories from such writers as Rhys Bowen, Peter Beagle, Carolyn Wheat, Michael Collins and many others, Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years is a must-have book for every fan who has every wondered about the untold adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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