Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles
Imagine the twisted evil twins of Holmes and Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Prof. James Moriarty - wily, snake- like, fiercely intelligent, unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian 'Basher' Moran - violent,politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and... show more
Imagine the twisted evil twins of Holmes and Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Prof. James Moriarty - wily, snake- like, fiercely intelligent, unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian 'Basher' Moran - violent,politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike. Unravelling mysteries -- all for their own gain. A spin-off from Titan's highly successful Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series, The Hound of the D'Urbervilles sees acclaimed novelist Kim Newman (Anno Dracula) take on the fiendish Professor Moriarty.
Publish date: October 4th 2011
Publisher: Titan Books
Pages no: 476
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Short Stories
, Alternate History
Professional soldier, casual murderer and all-around lout Colonel Sebastian Moran arrives in London and is extended a one of a kind offer: To join the "firm" of Professor Moriarty, the undisputed king of London's criminal underworld. His job: To kill whoever the professor tells him to kill. The m...
Extremely disappointing. Characters are bland, stories meh and I didn't like the tone of the book. After I noticed how similar Dr Temple and Moran's voices are I shouldn't have accepted it to be enjoyable read.
I'm not going to rate this. Usually this type of fair, and books by Newman, are ones I quite enjoy. This one though? I've sat on page #5 for over a month. Every time I pick up my Nook and decide which book I am going to delve into, I look at it, my finger hovers over the image of the cover and t...
Review: Moriarty and Moran-the criminal equivalent of Holmes and Watson. This collection of short stories charts their running around London and the rest of England, living with a woman who runs a brothel, and taking on their fair share of cases. Literary mashup galore in here! Obviously, the Sherlo...
I so wanted this to be good. But it really wasn't, for me. Just okay. The story draaaaaaaaaaaagged out in a lot of places. There were no really likeable characters. Plots were forgettable. Violence galore; the racism and sexism Moran displayed, which were supposed to be reflective of the times (I su...