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Who Thinks Evil: A Professor Moriarty Novel

 
 
Author
Michael Kurland.
Publisher Titan  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5.05 x 0.8 inches
ISBN 9781783293346
Pages/Publication Date 291/2014
Daedalus Item Code 61491
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In 1892 London a well-guarded young nobleman goes missing under distressing circumstances, in this fifth mystery in Michael Kurland's Edgar Award–winning series (following The Empress of India). The nobleman, one Baron Renfrew, is actually Prince Albert Victor, eldest grandson of Queen Victoria, and he disappeared while visiting a house of ill repute, leaving behind a bodyguard who was knocked out cold and the body of a bound and brutally murdered young woman. Hoping to find the missing prince and clear him of the crime, the royal family had intended to employ Sherlock Holmes—alas, out of the country—and so, at the suggestion of Mycroft Holmes, they turn to the only man who just might be more brilliant, Professor James Moriarty, currently awaiting re-trial on charges of murder. "Kurland has made Moriarty more interesting than Doyle ever made Holmes," noted Isaac Asimov of this brilliant, charming, resourceful, ambitious, and determined anti-hero. And though Holmes dubbed him "the Napoleon of crime," Moriarty himself is as likely to call his more famous nemesis "the Javert of busybodies," while slipping back and forth across the line of criminality in pursuit of his own enigmatic agenda.

"In Kurland's latest tale of Professor James Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes once again takes a back seat to his historic nemesis as they battle sinister assassins to keep Victoria on the English throne. The plotters are too subtle to target the Queen directly. Instead, they're implicating her beloved but wild grandson, Prince Albert Victor, in a series of outrages they're actually committing themselves. Hence Baron Renfrew, whom all parties concerned believe to be the prince, disappears after stabbing and disemboweling Rose, née Elsbeth Hooten, one of the young ladies who entertain gentlemen of means at Mollie Cobby's establishment. The same grisly fate befalls Istefan, a boy whose career at the Château d'Espagne is cut short by the ministrations of a client code-named Peccavi. Mathilde von Tromphe, the prima donna of Covent Garden Opera House, is lucky to escape a third assault with her life. Moriarty, late of Midlothian University, now of Newgate Prison, is released by a coalition of well-placed lords and Home Office types determined to clear Albert Victor's name before Scotland Yard claps the cuffs on his royal wrists.... A preposterous, entertaining farrago."—Kirkus Reviews

 
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