• Hardcover: 304 pages
• Publisher: Harper (December 9, 2014)
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, Moriarty breathes life into Holmes’s dark and fascinating world.
Available Now: “The Three Monarchs”, an e-original Sherlock Holmes short story from Anthony Horowitz, including a preview chapter from Moriarty (on sale: December 9th). In “The Three Monarchs”, Sherlock Holmes and James Watson come together once again to uncover the motive behind a robbery gone awry. When an elderly man shoots an intruder he finds in his home, it seems like a clear case of self-defense. What’s not so clear is why the robber was there….Get your copy now!
About Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz is the author of the international bestseller The House of Silk and the New York Times number one bestselling Alex Rider series for Young Adults. As a television screenwriter he created both Midsomer Murders and the BAFTA-winning Foyle’s War, both of which were featured on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery. He regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines, and in January 2014 was awarded an OBE for his services to literature. He lives in London.
Anthony’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, December 9th: Booksie’s Blog
Wednesday, December 10th: Book Dilettante
Thursday, December 11th: I’d Rather Be At The Beach
Friday, December 12th: the crime segments
Monday, December 15th: Back Porchervations
Wednesday, December 17th: Reading Reality
Thursday, December 18th: A Bookworm’s World
Friday, December 19th: For the Love of Words
Monday, December 22nd: Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot
Tuesday, December 23rd: Rinn Reads
Tuesday, December 30th: Book Loving Hippo
Wednesday, December 31st: Living in the Kitchen with Puppies
Monday, January 5th: Book by Book
Tuesday, January 6th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Wednesday, January 7th: A Night’s Dream of Books
Wednesday, January 14th: Working for the Mandroid
Thursday, January 15th: My Bookshelf