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Die Wahrheit über Sherlock Holmes

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»Alle Verbrechen, die Sherlock Holmes, dieser Langweiler, je untersucht hat, sind MEIN Werk.« Professor Moriarty

Viele Jahre hat Sherlock Holmes seinen Freund Watson und die Öffentlichkeit über die Bedeutung seines wichtigsten Gegenspielers in die Irre geführt – jetzt erfahren wir aus den Unterlagen von Professor Moriarty, warum auch Holmes’ Genie eine Lüge ist.

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Hardcover, 160 pages
Published 2011 by Eichborn
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Brit McCarthy
I wouldn't recommend reading this book if you haven't read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock stories...and I'm not sure I would recommend it if you had. To read this, you need an understanding of the cases but also to remember: it's not 'canon'. It's written by a third party and while it is supposed to add to the understanding of Sherlock Holmes' great nemesis Professor James Moriarty, it's not an understanding that's given by Doyle as he wanted to portray the character. A lot of other character ...more
Jul 25, 2012 Dorian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Some suspension of disbelief required, I think, for the more hardcore Holmes fan, but I found the way Moriarty's diary was written (like an evil, sassy 15 year old girl) and Moran's footnotes remarkably enjoyable. Massively entertaining, and worthy of a position on the shelf of any Holmesian or appreciator of Victorian ephemera.
Little Red Hat
This is a fun, silly little book, but don't pick it up expecting a complex story or a serious piece of Moriartian literature. As others have said, it is more of a gimmicky novelty thing.

Imagine Prof. Moriarty's secret diary mixed with a scrapbook, and you have the basic concept of this work. Again, as other Goodreads readers have noted, Moriarty's entries where he basically whines about Holmes are amusing, even if they don't really match the canonical presentation of his persona.

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Sarah Judd
A lovely looking book, brown sided pages that have an aged effect, ink splats and vintage pictures. However the actual written content is not amazing, its good, but nothing special. Also you do need to have read the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to fully understand this book :D
Feb 25, 2016 R.J. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although this book is a little juvenile in the way it's presented, I still love it to pieces.

Moriarty and Seb are so sassy and it's really just an entertaining and light read. Nothing more to really say about it.
Sep 02, 2014 Irwan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished, 2014
A gimmicky book. Good looking though. A kind of character exploration of the infamous antagonist.
Katie Brock
This is such a clever book - using Moriarty's diary entries to say that he was behind every case that Holmes ever had. We find out what he did after the Reichenbach Falls (it was interesting to say the least). Photos, diagrams, maps and more make up a truly unique book that can make you believe that Professor James Moriarty could very well have been real.

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Purports to be the papers of Professor James Moriarty as compiled by Colonel Sebastian Moran.

Had great potential, but failed in the execution. Came across too much as a piss take.

Hard not to compare it with Kim Newman's wonderful "The Hound of the D'Urbervilles".

Gets 3 stars for the book's beauty, not its content.
Sep 18, 2012 Caitlin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Loved Moran's little side notes, wonderful takes on the canonical stories.
Moriarty's bitching about Holmes was great, but the puzzles were the actual lamest.
Nov 10, 2011 Ben rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting addition to the Sherlock Holmes world.
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