“Does anyone believe what happened at the Reichenbach Falls?”
So begins the new adult novel by international bestseller Anthony Horowitz, plunging us back into the world of Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis, Professor James Moriarty, “the napoleon of crime”.
Days after the events at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind who has risen to take his place.
Anthony Horowitz once more breathes life into the world created by Arthur Conan Doyle with his new novel MORIARTY. It follows in the footsteps of Horowitz’s international bestseller THE HOUSE OF SILK, a novel roundly praised by critics for its “perfectly paced, entirely unpredictable, edge-of-seat” plot (Sunday Express), and recreation of “the spirit, style, suspense and atmosphere of Conan Doyle’s stories” (Sunday Times).
Anthony Horowitz announced details of his new book today (Wednesday 9 April) at the London Book Fair, where he was interviewed by fellow Orion author and bestseller Kate Mosse. While MORIARTY is set in Holmes’ world, it is very different in nature to Horowitz’ previous bestseller; but fans will be delighted to see a few surprise guests from the Conan Doyle’s canon making appearances in the new book.
One of the UK’s most prolific and successful writers, Anthony Horowitz may have committed more (fictional) murders than any other living author. His most recent novel, THE HOUSE OF SILK, was a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller and sold in more than 35 countries around the world. His bestselling Alex Rider series for children has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. As a TV screenwriter he created both Midsomer Murders and the BAFTA-winning Foyle’s War; other TV work includes Poirot and the widely acclaimed mini-series Collision and Injustice. Anthony has recently joined the board of the Old Vic and regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines. In January 2014 he was awarded an OBE for his services to literature. Anthony Horowitz lives in London.
MORIARTY is published in hardback by the Orion Publishing Group on 23 October 2014.
For further information visit: www.moriarty-book.co.uk