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Victorian Villainy: A Collection of Moriarty Stories: A Collection of Moriarty Stories

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Among the world's great fictional villains Professor James Moriarty stands alone. Doctor Fu Manchu, Hannibal Lecter, Count Dracula, Iago, Voldemort, Darth Vader, Bill Sikes, Inspector Javert, and the Wicked Witch of the West all have their fans, all have their place in popular fiction. But for every one who can tell you whose life Iago made miserable, fifty honor that Prof ...more
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Published October 5th 2011 by Wildside Press (first published July 31st 2011)
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Amy Sturgis
Michael Kurland's collection of four stories features Professor James Moriarty as the protagonist (and even, one might say, hero). All four fit within Arthur Conan Doyle's canon -- or, at the very least, they don't contradict it -- but offer a very different perspective. From Kurland's Moriarty-centric point of view, Moriarty is a consulting detective in his own right, called "criminal" only because he's more practical in his means and willing to be creative in how he funds his scientific experi ...more
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Jun 29, 2014 Margaret rated it really liked it
A book of short stories about Professor James Moriarty, the nemesis of Sherlock Holmes.

The quality of the stories varies, but, overall, it's a more than enjoyable read.

Recommended.
Riju Ganguly
Dec 06, 2011 Riju Ganguly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book re-invents the old 'Ace'-double pattern, and has two books combined in one. The first half of the book is "Victorian Villainy", where, in 165 pages, we have the following 'adventures' of Professor Moriarty (no, he is not the villain as he had been depicted by Dr. Watson [for ready reference: [[ASIN:1904919723 Sherlock Holmes 6-Book Boxed Set (Collector's Library)]]], nor do we find his adventures chronicled by Colonel Sebastian Moran [for ready reference: [[ASIN:0857682830 Professor Mo ...more
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Michael Kurland has written many non-fiction books on a vast array of topics, including How to Solve a Murder, as well as many novels. Twice a finalist for the Edgar Award (once for The Infernal Device) given by the Mystery Writers of America, Kurland is perhaps best known for his novels about Professor Moriarty. He lives in Petaluma, California.
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