Moriarty - Anthony Horowitz


By Anthony Horowitz

  • Release Date: 2014-12-09
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 130 Ratings


"Anything but elementary, this clever thriller is sure to please Sherlock fans.”
   — People Magazine, Book of the Week Review

“Anthony Horowitz throws down the gauntlet in his infernally clever Sherlock Holmes pastiche.” 

— Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

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-ending disappointing

    By no name jaybo
    Couldn’t put it down until the end, it could have been better.
  • Memories

    By schguy
    Well done.
  • Engaging

    By Author221
    That ending….
  • Saddest ending ever for me

    By Soccersassy13
    I cried for 10 minutes because of that ending
  • Awesome

    By DLG67
    Did not see that ending coming.
  • Worthwhile

    By Greg Zimmer
    A worthwhile read for those who are ardent fans of the original Holmes books. I felt that the "House of Silk" was a bit stronger, but I also appreciate how Horowitz is bringing interesting and exciting new plots, yet trying to be true to the original style and genre of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.