2014. Hardcover. First U.S. Edition. First printing. BRAND NEW UNREAD COPY. LAID IN (NOT AFFIXED) A BOOKPLATE SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THIS BOOK AND SIGNED BY ANTHONY HOROWITZ. There was no tour for Horowitz in the U.S. for this book, so Harper designed a small number of these special bookplates that he could sign and send over here. The bookplate has decorated borders reflecting the American DJ cover design, the title and author's name printed in red near the bottom of the plate, and Signed in the blank space in the center of the plate obviously made for his signature. Very attractive and again it is not affixed or pasted in the book in anyway, though it could easily be so if you should want to. It is just laid in to the book. I don't know exactly how many of these were done, but I have not seen many around. The book is Sherlockian as was a previous excellent novel of his "The House of Silk". Horowitz is a prolific writer who has written young adult series, books for adults as this one is, and many teleplays for the BBC, Including "Foyle's War", which he created. This book is a teriffic read. Brand New Unread Copy. New in New DJ. with New signed decorated bookplate laid in. N° de réf. du libraire
The game is once again afoot in this thrilling mystery from the bestselling author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty tumbled to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls.
Internationally bestselling author Anthony Horowitz?s nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and complex world of detective Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty?dubbed the Napoleon of crime? by Holmes?in the aftermath of their fateful struggle at the Reichenbach Falls.
Days after the encounter at the Swiss waterfall, Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. Moriarty?s death has left an immediate, poisonous vacuum in the criminal underworld, and there is no shortage of candidates to take his place?including one particularly fiendish criminal mastermind.
Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes?s methods of investigation and deduction originally introduced by Conan Doyle in ?The Sign of Four?, must forge a path through the darkest corners of England?s capital?from the elegant squares of Mayfair to the shadowy wharfs and alleyways of the London Docks?in pursuit of this sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty?s successor.
A riveting, deeply atmospheric tale of murder and menace from one of the only writers to earn the seal of approval from Conan Doyle?s estate, Moriarty breathes life into Holmes?s dark and fascinating world.
An Amazon Best Book of the Month, December 2014: Like a caretaker who?s been given the keys to the castle, Anthony Horowitz has been entrusted with the legend and legacy of one of fiction?s greatest characters, Sherlock Holmes. The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle endorsed Horowitz?s 2011 thriller The House of Silk, which was the first new Holmes novel in more than a century. In Moriarty, Horowitz explores trickier, uncharted territory: carrying forward the world of Holmes, without Holmes. Moriarty begins where Conan Doyle left off: with Holmes and his evil nemesis, Professor James Moriarty, having tussled right off the edge of Reichenbach Falls. The action begins when Pinkerton detective Frederick Chase and Scotland Yard inspector Athelney Jones meet in a Swiss village days after Holmes and Moriarty have disappeared. The two collaborate in their search for the ruthless Clarence Devereaux, a depraved criminal mastermind seeking to fill the void left by Moriarty?s drowning. But, as with all good Holmes tales, things are not always what they seem. Horowitz proves himself a worthy successor, packing this violent, energized tale with foot chases through Victorian London, clever disguises, encoded messages, feints and fakes, plus buckets of blood and a platter of red herrings. Horowitz?s fresh take on the legend of Sherlock Holmes pays homage to the original while infusing it with his own slick and twisty style. No surprise he?s been tapped to write about James Bond next. --Neal Thompson
Titre : Moriarty (SPECIALLY DESIGNED BOOKPLATE ...
Éditeur : U.S.A.: Harper
Date d'édition : 2014
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : New
Edition : 1st Edition
Description du livre Harper, 2014. État : Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP79953742
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Description du livre Harper. Hardcover. État : GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. N° de réf. du libraire 2725137968
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