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 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.

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.

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...

Crime and Punishment

  • Filename: crime-and-punishment.
  • ISBN: 9780698194151
  • Release Date: 2015-07-14
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Publisher: Penguin



Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption. This vivid translation by David McDuff has been acclaimed as the most accessible version of Dostoyevsky’s great novel, rendering its dialogue with a unique force and naturalism. This edition also includes a new chronology of Dostoyevsky’s life and work.

Moriarty

  • 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.

Moriarty

  • Filename: moriarty.
  • ISBN: 0151012520
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: John Gardner
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



Surviving the confrontation with Sherlock Holmes at the Reichenbach Falls, Professor James Moriarty is on the verge of successfully building crime syndicates throughout the United States, when his criminal empire is threatened by a mysterious rival, Sir J

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.

Gender and the Modern Sherlock Holmes

  • Filename: gender-and-the-modern-sherlock-holmes.
  • ISBN: 9781476622811
  • Release Date: 2015-10-27
  • Number of pages: 260
  • Author: Nadine Farghaly
  • Publisher: McFarland



From his 1887 literary debut to his many film and television adaptations, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes has lost none of his appeal. Besides Holmes himself, no character in Conan Doyle's stories proves as interesting as the astute detective's constant companion, Dr. Watson, who somehow seems both superfluous and essential. While Conan Doyle does not depict Holmes and Watson as equals, he avoids presenting Watson as incompetent, as he was made to appear on screen for decades. A variety of reimagined Holmeses and Watsons in recent years have depicted their relationship as more nuanced and complementary. Focusing on the Guy Ritchie films, the BBC's Sherlock and CBS's Elementary, this collection of new essays explores the ideas and implications behind these adaptations.

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…

Favorite Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories

  • Filename: favorite-sherlock-holmes-detective-stories.
  • ISBN: 9780486113760
  • Release Date: 2012-03-05
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



Thrilling crime-solving exploits of Holmes and Dr. Watson in a collection of adventure classics: "The Red-Headed League," "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Final Problem," and 5 others.

The Five Orange Pips and Other Cases

  • Filename: the-five-orange-pips-and-other-cases.
  • ISBN: 9780141974668
  • Release Date: 2012-08-30
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



'He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson ... He sits motionless, like a spider in the centre of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them' Sherlock Holmes, scourge of criminals everywhere, whether they be lurking in London's foggy backstreets or plotting behind the walls of an idyllic country mansion, and his faithful colleague Dr Watson, solve these breathtaking and perplexing mysteries. In Arthur Conan Doyle's The Five Orange Pips and Other Cases we encounter some of his most famous and devilishly difficult problems. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Napoleon s Crimes

  • Filename: napoleon-s-crimes.
  • ISBN: 1851685332
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Claude Ribbe
  • Publisher: One World (UK)



Did Napoleon provide the model for Hitler's Final Solution?140 years before the Holocaust, Napoleon used gas to exterminate the civil population of the Antilles, he created concentration camps in Corsica and Alba, and he re-established the slave trade, provoking the deaths of over 200,000 Africans in the French colonies. In this riveting and controversial expose, Ribbe reveals Napoleon's shocking legacy to the atrocities of the twentieth century.

Animal Farm

  • Filename: animal-farm.
  • ISBN: 0547370229
  • Release Date: 2009-07-01
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



George Orwell’s famous satire of the Soviet Union, in which “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”

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