05 January 2015

Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

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A delightfully fiendish crime thriller from the bestselling author of The House of Silk.

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 in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind who has risen to take his place.

Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones of Scotland Yard, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and deduction, Frederick Chase must forge a path through the darkest corners of the capital to shine light on this shadowy figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder and menace.

Though I have not yet had the chance to read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories of Sherlock Holmes, I have thoroughly enjoyed both Robert Downey, Jr.’s and Benedict Cumberbatch’s recent depictions of the famous detective. So, naturally, I jumped at the chance to read Anthony Horowitz’s new Sherlock Holmes novel, Moriarty. Horowitz skillfully crafts his novel and tells this story with classic suspense and intrigued. I kept guessing how it would end, trying to find all the clues, but alas, the ending still took me by surprise. It’s a wonderful and addicting read and I think any fan of Sherlock Holmes would enjoy it. I recommend it.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours, I received a copy of Moriarty and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions of the novel, click here.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one and that it kept you guessing! Thanks for being a part of the tour!