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Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

 

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper (December 9, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062377183
ISBN-13: 978-0062377180
 
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.

Thoughts
I love Sherlock Holmes and Horowitz did a great job writing this book. There are lots of twists and turns, surprises and even bits of humor.

The author keeps the same dialog as the previous Holmes books and I’m so glad Horowitz picked up where Doyle left off.

This was an interesting story. It started a bit slow but quickly picked up speed which carried though to the end of the book. I would recomend this book to anyone who is a Holmes fan, and I even think that those who aren’t familiar with the books would still love this.

unnamedAbout The Author
Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – and is unique for working across so many media. Anthony is a born polymath; juggling writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism.

Anthony has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which he adapted into a movie that was released worldwide in 2006. The Alex Rider series is estimated to have sold 19 million copies worldwide. Anthony is also an acclaimed writer for adults and was commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate and Orion Books to write a new Sherlock Holmes novel. The House of Silk was published in November 2011 and was internationally lauded as the top title of the autumn. He is currently working on the sequel. His highly anticipated novel, Oblivion, the epic conclusion to the Power of Five series, was published in October 2012.

Anthony is responsible for creating and writing some of the UK’s most beloved and successful television series, producing the first seven episodes (and the title) of Midsomer Murders. He is the writer and creator of award-winning drama series Foyle’s War, which was the Winner of the Lew Grade Audience award for BAFTA. DCS Foyle was voted the nation’s favourite detective in 2011. Anthony has also written other original complex dramas for ITV, particularly thrillers. Collision, a major five part “state of the nation” piece was transmitted on ITV1 in November 2009 to seven million viewers a night. He followed this with the equally successful legal thriller Injustice, also for ITV 1 – transmitted in June 2011. Foyle’s War returned in March 2013 as a Cold War thriller and was greeted with such critical acclaim and demands for more – that he is now working on another new series

Anthony recently joined the board of the Old Vic. He regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines on subjects ranging from politics to education. He has been a patron to East Anglia Children’s Hospices and the anti-bullying charity, Kidscape, since 2008.

Anthony was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014.

Anthony Horowitz has a website and is on Twitter.
If you want purchase links for the book, here’s a few: Amazon, B&N, IndieBound. Also, the book is on Goodreads.
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  9 Responses to “Review: Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz”

  1. My mom loves Sherlock Holmes so this sounds perfect for her!

  2. Vicki, I’m glad you enjoyed this! It sounds very engaging. I enjoyed your enthusiastic review.

  3. I like Anthony, I shall have to check this out, thank you.

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  5. I think I’ve read every original Holmes story ever written, along with many of those written by other authors. This one is going right to the top of my list!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  6. This is one I keep looking at. I never really followed the Sherlock Holmes stories but I kind of want to 🙂

  7. I’ve been curious about this one. I haven’t read the Sherlock stories, but I’ve always had them on my list. I love the Moriarty character though.

  8. I still haven’t experiences Sherlock except through movies. Hoping to change that in 2015!

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