Professor Moriarty is a book that shows the other side of crime fiction. It isn’t focused on the incredible intellects of super-sleuths, or the slow reveal of the hidden truth. No one gathers everyone together in the drawing room to explain that it was the butler, or stops at the door to ask just one more question.
Instead, Professor Moriarty is a book about criminals – about dark and secret schemes to defraud and extort, about running vast empires of vice right under the noses of the police. It focuses on one criminal mastermind in particular: the Napoleon of Crime, Professor Moriarty. Continue reading “Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D’Urbervilles – Kim Newman (Review)”