Título del libro: Moriarty

Escrito por Anthony Horowitz


Moriarty de Anthony Horowitz

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The game is once again afoot in this thrilling mystery from the bestselling author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty tumbled to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls.

Internationally bestselling author Anthony Horowitz’s nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and complex world of detective Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty—dubbed the Napoleon of crime” by Holmes—in the aftermath of their fateful struggle at the Reichenbach Falls.

Days after the encounter at the Swiss waterfall, Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. Moriarty’s death has left an immediate, poisonous vacuum in the criminal underworld, and there is no shortage of candidates to take his place—including one particularly fiendish criminal mastermind.

Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes’s methods of investigation and deduction originally introduced by Conan Doyle in “The Sign of Four”, must forge a path through the darkest corners of England’s capital—from the elegant squares of Mayfair to the shadowy wharfs and alleyways of the London Docks—in pursuit of this sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty’s successor.

A riveting, deeply atmospheric tale of murder and menace from the only writer to earn the seal of approval from Conan Doyle’s estate, Moriarty breathes life into Holmes’s dark and fascinating world.


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Longitud de impresión: 304 páginas
Editorial/Editado por: Harper (9 de diciembre de 2014)
Idioma: Inglés

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OPINIONES:

The Game’s (Newly) Afoot!
I admit I’m a written Holmes virgin. I love the Cumberbatch Sherlock. I love the Downey Jr Holmes movies. I even enjoy the Johnny Lee Miller Elementary. I’d never read any of Sherlock Holmes’ exploits. With that being said, I didn’t what to expect when I picked up Anthony Horowitz’s Moriarty. Suffice it to say, after finishing the book in two days, I’m hooked.
Moriarty is the story of the aftermath of the events at Reichbach Falls, in a London overrun with Americans and crime. Our protagonists, Scottland Yard Detective Athelney Jones and, to a lesser extent, Pinkerton Agent Frederick Chase, are on the case to catch the newest criminals in the London underworld.
Jones is immediately reminiscent of Holmes, in part because he wants to prove himself to be a suitable successor to Holmes. When I read his initial interaction with Chase, I must admit I found myself with Cumberbatch’s voice in my head, which is never a bad thing. The interaction between the two throughout the novel is familiar, but different enough from the Holmes-Watson relationship that it doesn’t feel like a rip off, which I really appreciated.
The book actually took me a little bit of getting used to, not having read any of the Doyle novels previously, because I wasn’t prepared for the narration style. It took me about 40 pages to get into it, but once I did, I couldn’t put the book down. I actually didn’t know Horowitz had written books for adults; my wife is a fourth grade teacher so his name was most familiar to me from his Alex Rider young adult series. But have no fear: he’s a brilliant novelist and I look forward to reading more from him, especially his previous Holmes effort, House of Silk. It’s no surprise to me that he’s fully endorsed by the Doyle estate.
Moriarty is a gripping, fast paced romp that I highly recommend. Anthony Horowitz is at home continuing the Sherlock Holmes mythos, and I look forward to what else is to come.

Yes, the game is afoot and the end is quite a kicker
It’s been a few years since I read Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories about Holmes and Watson, but reading this felt just like a continuation. The exposition and style of writing of Horowitz’s book fits right in without being overly imitative. As a matter of fact, I have to say this was the most exciting crime investigation story I’ve read in a very long time.
No Holmes or Watson to be found in this, however. It takes place immediately after the events at Reichenbach Falls and Holmes and Moriarty are believed to have fallen to their deaths. The main protagonists here are Scotland Yard detective Athelney Jones and Pinkerton investigator Frederick Chase, who serves as first person narrator of the tale.
Jones is investigating the deaths, with only one body to be found, that of Moriarty, it is believed. Chase is in England to find a big-time U.S. crime boss and his cohorts who have come to England to extend their activities internationally. Chase believes there is a connection between these criminals and Moriarty.
And so it goes. Jones and Chase develop a very friendly working relationship, with Chase playing «Watson» to Jones’ Sherlock Holmes type. Jones, BTW, is an actual Conan Doyle character who figured in a few Sherlock Holmes stories as a wannabe Holmes-method investigator. In this book, it seems that he has developed his abilities to a great degree and is almost Holmes-like in his deductions and conclusions. Chase, on the other hand, seems slightly denser than Watson ever was.
What an adventure this is. The reader doesn’t feel the absence of Holmes or Watson in the least in this hugely exciting and entertaining crime story, and the ending is superb. I did not see that coming!
Keep on writing these, please, Mr. Horowitz. Your The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel was great and this new MORIARTY is perhaps even better.

The devil is in the details – read it twice
I love the original Sherlock novels and many of the modern spin-offs as well. However, there are so many spin-offs lately that Sherlock feels watered down or just not original, so I almost passed this book up. I’m very glad I didn’t.
From the moment I opened the book, it felt like I was reading an original Sherlock Holmes. This books picks up immediately after Reichenbach Falls. A new wave of crime surges through London and even the criminals are running scared. Can Inspector Athelney Jones and his new friend, Frederick Chase, foil the new mastermind behind the vicious crimes?
Jones has been disrespected by Holmes on occasion and studies his methods. He so enjoys the company of Chase, that he hopes for an eventual partnership – Like Holmes and Watson. The two work well together while trying to solve this mystery, but will it last?
I did not want to put this book down. ‘Moriarty’ provides every element of a good mystery – lots of suspense, action, great character development and ends with an unsuspected twist. Read it twice, the first time for the mystery, the second to catch the little bits you missed.
Actually, I enjoyed this book more than I did the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books. I’m going to look for more books by Anthony Horowitz.

25 octubre, 2014 a las 12:02 pm por Ebooks
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