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Who Thinks Evil: A Professor Moriarty Novel (Professor Moriarty #5)

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  54 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
In London, 1892, a well-guarded young nobleman goes missing under distressing circumstances. The nobleman, one Baron Renfrew, is actually Prince Albert Victor, eldest grandson of Queen Victoria. He disappeared while he was visiting a house of ill repute, with bodyguards both inside and outside the building—with his inside bodyguard rendered unconscious and the trussed-up c ...more
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Published February 4th 2014 by Minotaur Books
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Al Stoess
Mar 19, 2014 Al Stoess rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
An anti-Sherlock Holmes novel although Holmes is a good guy. Kurland makes Moriarity into a good guy in this series. Interesting but really a take-off on Arthur Conan Doyle.
Jun 09, 2015 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-adult
When a disturbing series of murders reveals a conspiracy to overthrow the throne, who does England call...normally Sherlock Holmes, but at the moment he is incommunicado, so the government must turn to that most infamous criminal-mastermind, Moriarty, in his stead. Kurland doesn't do enough to distinguish this brilliant man from Holmes. Surely he is more social, and composed, but he basically uses the same methods, has his own loyal associates, and is followed by his own ineffectual cop. His rol ...more
Riju Ganguly
A rivetting thriller that begins dramatically, remains bloody and suspenseful till almost the end, and allows Professor Moriarty to be the hero that we expect him to be in these novels. Unfortunately, the story remained so dark & tragic, that the usual fun & banter couldn't make their presence felt. Nevertheless, quite a readable piece indeed, for those who prefer their Holmes light, and the Professor heavy.
Julie Horner
Aug 12, 2014 Julie Horner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed reading from the view of Moriarty on this mystery. Also enjoyed how the author includes Sherlock as well. Moriarty and Sherlock are ever at odds with each other, however, the author does a nice job in putting them together to solve a crime and to admit that they are both highly intelligible; not only to the reader but to each other.
May 01, 2015 William rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A fairly interesting but far fetched premise. It got a bit ridiculous towards the end. I thought the author might make both Moriarty and Holmes more interesting characters and the the rivalry more intense and devious, but it just did not deliver.
Cyn Mcdonald
Dec 06, 2015 Cyn Mcdonald rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Kurland's universe, Moriarty isn't the Napoleon of crime of Holmes' imagination, and he sometimes does a job or two for the British government. In Who Thinks Evil, he's accused of masterminding a series of burglaries (he's innocent) and is offered a pardon if he'll turn his talents, and his underworld connections, to locating a missing person who may be committing a series of Ripper-like atrocities. The clues are almost non-existent and lead from London to Paris and back, from upper-class bro ...more
Natalia Jagielska
Mar 14, 2015 Natalia Jagielska rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly decent pastiche, showing Moritary in great light, mystery is interesting too, ending could have been better.
Interesting. Good period piece but takes away something other threatening nature of the Professor.
Jul 02, 2015 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun! Great idea to expand on the Professor!
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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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