Professor Moriarty

Professor Moriarty

The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

Book - 2011
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Presents the adventures of Professor Moriarty and his partner Colonel Sebastian 'Basher' Moran as they solve crimes for profit.
Publisher: London : Titan Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780857682833
Branch Call Number: M NEWMAN
Characteristics: 467 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Hound of the D'Urbervilles


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Oct 15, 2014

An enjoyable pastiche by Kim Newman, this has negligible overlap with his vampire series other than minor mentions of the Diogenes club.

It is largely an homage to a wide variety of Victorian fictional villains and villainesses written in a combination of the styles of Conan Doyle and of George McDonald Fraser. The narrator is Colonel Moran, whose character is modelled on Fraser's Flashman. Moriarty and his "family" appear to owe a lot to the Moriarty trilogy by John Gardner.

While I don't believe this is as strong a book as Kim Newman's other publications it is well worth reading.

TrishThompson Mar 28, 2013

A fun read. I'm a Holmes fan, but it's always interesting to see things from the other perspective- the villians of the Holmesian world. Darkly humorous.


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