Internationally bestselling author Anthony Horowitzs nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and complex world of Detective Sherlock Holmes and Professor James Moriartydubbed the Napoleon of crimein the aftermath of their fateful struggle at the Reichenbach Falls.Days after Holmes and Moriarty disappear into the waterfalls churning depths, Frederick Chase, a senior investigator at New Yorks infamous Pinkerton Detective Agency, arrives in Switzerland.
Chase brings with him a dire warning: Moriartys death has left a convenient vacancy in Londons criminal underworld.
There is no shortage of candidates to take his placeincluding one particularly fiendish criminal mastermind.Chase is assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones, a Scotland Yard detective and devoted student of Holmess methods of deduction, whom Conan Doyle introduced in The Sign of Four.
The two men join forces and fight their way through the sinuous streets of Victorian Londonfrom the elegant squares of Mayfair to the shadowy wharfs and alleyways of the Docksin pursuit of this sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriartys successor.Riveting and deeply atmospheric, Moriarty is the first Sherlock Holmes novel sanctioned by the authors estate since Horowitzs House of Silk.
This tale of murder and menace breathes life into Holmess fascinating world, again proving that once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however im- probable, must be the truth.