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 Napoleon of Crime The Life and Times of Adam Worth the Real Moriarty

  • Filename: the-napoleon-of-crime-the-life-and-times-of-adam-worth-the-real-moriarty.
  • ISBN: 9780007383641
  • Release Date: 2012-01-05
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Ben Macintyre
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

The rumbustious true story of the Victorian master thief who was the model for Conan Doyle’s Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ arch-rival. From the bestselling author of ‘Operation Mincemeat’ and ‘Agent Zigzag’.

The Napoleon of Crime

  • Filename: the-napoleon-of-crime.
  • ISBN: 9780307886460
  • Release Date: 2011-04
  • Number of pages: 362
  • Author: Ben MacIntyre
  • Publisher: Broadway Books

The subject of critical accolades, a national best-seller presents the most notorious criminal of the Victorian Age, a gentleman bank robber who became the model for Sherlock Holmes's nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Reprint.

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.


  • Filename: moriarty.
  • ISBN: 9780062377203
  • Release Date: 2014-12-09
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Anthony Horowitz
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

The game is once again afoot in this thrilling mystery from the bestselling author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty tumbled to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls. Internationally bestselling author Anthony Horowitz’s nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and complex world of detective Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty—dubbed the Napoleon of crime” by Holmes—in the aftermath of their fateful struggle at the Reichenbach Falls. Days after the encounter at the Swiss waterfall, Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. Moriarty’s death has left an immediate, poisonous vacuum in the criminal underworld, and there is no shortage of candidates to take his place—including one particularly fiendish criminal mastermind. Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes’s methods of investigation and deduction originally introduced by Conan Doyle in “The Sign of Four”, must forge a path through the darkest corners of England’s capital—from the elegant squares of Mayfair to the shadowy wharfs and alleyways of the London 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. A riveting, deeply atmospheric tale of murder and menace from one of the only writers to earn the seal of approval from Conan Doyle’s estate, Moriarty breathes life into Holmes’s dark and fascinating world.

The Revenge of Moriarty

  • Filename: the-revenge-of-moriarty.
  • ISBN: 1605985376
  • Release Date: 2013-12-07
  • Number of pages: 289
  • Author: John Gardner
  • Publisher:

The Napoleon of crime, Professor James Moriarty, returns with a daring plan of retribution so perniciously perfect that even Sherlock Holmes will feel the whip-sharp bite of his revenge.

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 Shadow of Reichenbach Falls

  • Filename: the-shadow-of-reichenbach-falls.
  • ISBN: 9781466801257
  • Release Date: 2008-08-05
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: John R. King
  • Publisher: Forge Books

Probably the most infamous story in the Sherlock Holmes canon is "The Final Problem" as it relates the facts of the death/murder of the master detective at Reichenbach Falls. On May 4, 1891, the detective met his archenemy Professor Moriarty on a ledge above the falls; the two became locked in a titanic hand-to-hand struggle before both tumbled over the precipice, presumably to their deaths, as witnessed afar by Dr.Watson. The outcry against the death of such a popular character was so great that in 1901 Conan Doyle was forced to give in to the pressure of his fan mail. He resurrected the detective by claiming that Holmes had managed to grab a tuft of grass during the fall into the "dreadful cauldron" and so had lived to solve another mystery. But what really happened that infamous day at Reichenbach Falls and why did Holmes disappear in the aftermath? And what of the infamous Moriarty? How did a noble mathematician become the Napoleon of Crime? The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls provides these answers and more. It turns out that the events were not just witnessed by Watson but by another young detective of the Victorian era—Carnacki the Ghost Finder. Carnacki rescues an amnesiac gentleman from the base of the falls only to find himself and his companion doggedly pursued by an evil mastermind whose shadowy powers may reach from the bloody crime scenes of White Chapel to far beyond the grave. Filled with Holmesian lore and thrilling encounters evocative of Doyle's work in the Strand magazine, The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls will undoubtedly join the ranks of such successful Holmesian pastiches as The Seven Percent Solution, The West End Horror, and Murder by Decree. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

  • Filename: the-best-of-sherlock-holmes.
  • ISBN: 1905716559
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: Collector's Library

.0000000000These fifteen short stories, chosen by David Stuart Davies, former Editor of Sherlock magazine, show the master detective Sherlock Holmes at his most ingenious. Faithfully supported by his chronicler, Dr Watson, Holmes pits his wits against 'the Napoleon of Crime', Professor Moriarty, assists European royalty threatened by disgrace, helps to solve the mysterious death of a young woman due to be married, and becomes involved with other intrigues that defeat the detectives of Scotland Yard. The original illustrations from The Strand magazine by Sidney Paget accompany each story.

The Return of Moriarty

  • Filename: the-return-of-moriarty.
  • ISBN: 9781453249284
  • Release Date: 2012-06-05
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: John Gardner
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

The novel that reintroduced the Napoleon of crime to the Victorian underworld—now back in print after almost forty years Once again, the game is afoot . . . What really happened in Switzerland between Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes in 1891? And why is Holmes, now in London at 221B Baker Street, curiously uncooperative with Scotland Yard’s inquiries? Furthermore, why has Moriarty planned a grand meeting with the international crime syndicate? These are the questions that make up the larger mystery of the sinister Professor Moriarty’s return.

The Hound of the D Urbervilles

  • Filename: the-hound-of-the-d-urbervilles.
  • ISBN: 9780857686015
  • Release Date: 2011-09-23
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Kim Newman
  • Publisher: Titan Books

Imagine the twisted evil twins of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Professor James Moriarty - wily, snake-like, fiercely intelligent, unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian 'Basher' Moran - violent, politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike. Unravelling mysteries - all for their own gain. A hugely enjoyable, and fiercely clever romp from acclaimed novelist Kim Newman.

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Revised Edition

  • Filename: the-private-life-of-sherlock-holmes-revised-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781787201347
  • Release Date: 2016-10-21
  • Number of pages: 172
  • Author: Vincent Starrett
  • Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

Originally published in 1933, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes was one of the first pieces of Sherlockian scholarship to appear on the scene. This edition is Vincent Starrett’s revised 1960 work, with two of the chapters previously published now substantially rewritten for the present edition—including ending the book with a pastiche—and it is this volume that now sits on the shelves of many a Sherlockian. Well-written, insightful and informative, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is a must-read for anyone interested in the field of Sherlockian research. “The greatest book about Sherlock Holmes that has ever been written.”—Dr. Julian Wolff, The Baker Street Irregulars “A masterpiece! No one can surpass it for richness of phrase, depth of observation, and superb sardonic delight.”—Christopher Morley “Vincent Starrett has done more than any other historian to capture the deep philosophical and poetic truth that lies behind the saga of Sherlock.”—Will Oursler “The best piece of work written on the most memorable fictional detective.”—Ben Hecht “A wry, thoroughly authoritarian and extremely fascinating chronicle.”—Carl Sandburg “My father would approve...”—Adrian Conan Doyle

Old Possum s Book of Practical Cats

  • Filename: old-possum-s-book-of-practical-cats.
  • ISBN: 054724827X
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Thomas Stearns Eliot
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

T. S. Eliot's playful cat poems were originally composed for his godchildren, with Eliot posing as Old Possum himself, and later inspired the legendary musical "Cats." Now with vibrant illustrations by the award-winning Axel Scheffler.

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