A Novel

by Anthony Horowitz

On Sale: 03/27/2018


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A Novel

by Anthony Horowitz

On Sale: 03/27/2018


About the Book


What happened after Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty went over the Reichenbach Falls? Bestselling author Anthony Horowitz (creator of TV’s Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders) once again takes on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this razor-sharp thriller

“Anything but elementary, this clever thriller is sure to please.” —People

“Infernally clever.” —The New York Times Book Review

Sherlock Holmes is dead.

Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Professor James 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 that 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 . . .

Award-winning TV screenwriter Anthony Horowitz takes up Conan Doyle’s mantle once more in this riveting and deeply atmospheric tale—sanctioned by the author’s estate—that breathes life into Holmes’s world, again proving that once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

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Critical Praise

“An altogether terrific period thriller and one of the best Sherlockian pastiches of our time.” - Washington Post

“Anything but elementary, this clever thriller is sure to please.” - People

“Infernally clever.” - New York Times Book Review

“There are secret codes to crack, plenty of puzzles to solve. . . . [Horowitz’s] evocative writing easily transports you to Victorian London, from fancy villas and foreign embassies to slummier mean streets.” - Boston Globe

“A tour de force. . . . Enthralling.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The House of Silk was very popular and a solid piece of work—well constructed, skilfully executed and persuasively tinged with that alluring sooty flavour of 1890s London. His second, Moriarty, is much the same, but bolder in its ambitions.” - The Guardian

“Thrilling and compelling, with a stunning twist, this is written as if Conan Doyle were at Horowitz’s shoulder, and is-in my view-the finest crime novel of the year.” - Daily Mail

“Is there nothing Anthony Horowitz touches that doesn’t turn to gold? . . . . He captures Conan Doyle’s narrative technique to perfection. Gory murders, honest thieves, brilliant disguises, breathless chases and red herrings abound.” - Daily Express

“A relentlessly fast-paced and entertaining read.” - Sunday Times

“Though Horowitz dishes up the gore and violence with relish, he also offers all the tropes one might expect from a Holmes yarn, including baffling coded messages, impossible murders and clever red herrings.” - Financial Times

“An often excruciatingly exciting pursuit, and there is much casual slaughter, with hints of torture; nothing gratuitous but, as in The House of Silk, Horowitz’s Victorian London is a much darker place than Doyle’s.” - The Daily Telegraph

“In this skilfully executed follow on, Horowitz takes up the Conan Doyle baton and creates a suitably stylish and twisty detective story.” - Sunday Mirror

“The plot is gripping and the writing most readable. In fact, I must make a confession: I would rather read Horowitz than his model, Arthur Conan Doyle.” - Literary Review

“A no-nonsense writer Horowitz proceeds briskly and ladles out spills and thrills with aplomb.” - Irish Independent

“Anthony Horowitz may not be the most reverential of the many writers who have attempted to breathe new life into the legacy of Sherlock Holmes, but Moriarty proves that he is certainly one of the most entertaining.” - Irish Times

“An exhilarating page-turner.” - Sunday Post

“Horowitz weaves this mystery together perfectly and his plot twists are unpredictable until the last.” - Newcastle Journal

“A page-turner that is exhilarating and infuriating in equal measure.” - Edinburgh Evening News


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443454551
  • ISBN 10: 1443454559
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 03/27/2018
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price:12.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General

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