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 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 Revenge of Moriarty

  • Filename: the-revenge-of-moriarty.
  • ISBN: 9781453271582
  • Release Date: 2012-12-04
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: John Gardner
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

Now back in print after forty years: the second novel in John Gardner’s bestselling series of Victorian crime thrillers. With riches accumulated from an American crime spree, Professor Moriarty proceeds to annihilate his enemies. He murders the leaders of Europe’s underworld one by one, then prepares his most hideous revenge for his arch-enemy, Sherlock Holmes. Will he succeed in this most terrible plan? In this vivid, suspenseful novel of London underworld crime, John Gardner has created another brilliant novel in his acclaimed series pitting the Napoleon of Crime, James Moriarty, against mystery fiction’s Great Detective, Sherlock Holmes.

The Great Game

  • Filename: the-great-game.
  • ISBN: 9781466826748
  • Release Date: 2003-02-06
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Michael Kurland
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books

Labeled the "Napoleon of Crime" by an obsessed Sherlock Holmes, Professor James Moriarty is a prominent scientist, a keen analytical mind, and a dabbler in less than savory doings. Two friends and former associates of Moriarty - Benjamin Barnett and his wife, the former Cecily Perrine - are travelling in Europe in early 1891 when they realize that they have become objects of scrutiny from persons unknown. Things turn deadly when they find themselves in the midst of an attempted assassination of a German prince. Meanwhile in Vienna, the younger son of a British nobleman - indulging in what was then known as "The Great Game" of amateur spying - finds himself framed for the murder of his paramour and the assassination of an Austrian Duke. In London, an unknown caller arrives at Moriarty's door on a matter of great urgency. But before Moriarty can be summoned to speak with him, the stranger is shot by a crossbow bolt loosed by unseen hands. While a lesser man might be daunted, Moriarty is merely intrigued and begins to investigate. What Moriarty uncovers is a cabal that seems to be using assassination to destabilize the rule of the crowned heads of Europe. But he also senses that there is something even bigger than this operating - a conspiracy behind the conspiracy - and detects the workings of a mind quite possibly as clever as his own. Using his contacts, friends, and the not-so-desired help of his often nemesis Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty must save his friends and outwit his most cunning opponent while the fate of history hangs in the balance.

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.

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.

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 Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty

  • Filename: the-mammoth-book-of-the-adventures-of-professor-moriarty.
  • ISBN: 9781510709508
  • Release Date: 2016-08-23
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: Maxim Jakubowski
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

The hidden life of Sherlock Holmes’s most famous adversary is reimagined and revealed by the finest crime writers today. Some of literature’s greatest supervillains have also become its most intriguing antiheroes—Dracula, Hannibal Lecter, Lord Voldemort, and Norman Bates—figures that capture our imagination. Perhaps the greatest of these is Professor James Moriarty. Fiercely intelligent and a relentless schemer, Professor Moriarty is the perfect foil to the inimitable Sherlock Holmes, whose crime-solving acumen could only be as brilliant as Moriarty’s cunning. While “the Napoleon of crime” appeared in only two of Conan Doyle’s original stories, Moriarty’s enigma is finally revealed in this diverse anthology of thirty-seven new Moriarty stories, reimagined and retold by leading crime writers such as Martin Edwards, Jürgen Ehlers, Barbara Nadel, L. C. Tyler, Michael Gregorio, Alison Joseph and Peter Guttridge. In these intelligent, compelling stories—some frightening and others humorous—Moriarty is brought back vividly to new life, not simply as an incarnation of pure evil but also as a fallible human being with personality, motivations, and subtle shades of humanity. Filling the gaps of the Conan Doyle canon, The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty is a must-read for any fan of the Sherlock Holmes’s legacy. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


  • 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


  • Filename: moriarty.
  • ISBN: 9781409109495
  • Release Date: 2014-10-23
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Anthony Horowitz
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind. Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and deduction, Chase must hunt down this shadowy figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder and menace. The game is afoot . . .

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.”

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.

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