Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

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Imagine the twisted evil twins of Holmes and Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Prof. James Moriarty - wily, snake- like, fiercely intelligent, unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian 'Basher' Moran - violent,politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike. Unravelling mysteries -- all for their own gain. 

A spin-off from Titan's highly successful Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series, The Hound of the...

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Overview

Imagine the twisted evil twins of Holmes and Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Prof. James Moriarty - wily, snake- like, fiercely intelligent, unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian 'Basher' Moran - violent,politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike. Unravelling mysteries -- all for their own gain. 

A spin-off from Titan's highly successful Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series, The Hound of the D'Urbervilles sees acclaimed novelist Kim Newman (Anno Dracula) take on the fiendish Professor Moriarty.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Stoker Award–winner Newman (Anno Dracula) pulls out all the stops in this delightfully roguish alternate take on the Sherlock Holmes canon, with Moriarty's number two, Col. Sebastian Moran, in the Watson role. Clever send-ups of canonical highlights abound. When the pair first meets, Moriarty, echoing Holmes's first encounter with Watson, tells the colonel, "You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive," though the professor's knowledge comes from background research rather than deduction. Regarding Irene Adler, Moran writes, "To Professor Moriarty, she is always that bitch." By denigrating Moriarty's magnum opus, The Dynamics of an Asteroid, a rival academic sets off an elaborate revenge scheme with elements familiar to H.G. Wells's readers. The rapidly paced narrative, with its rich atmospherics and chills, will appeal even to those few completely unfamiliar with Doyle's works. The author also brilliantly exploits canonical plot holes (e.g., although Holmes fears assassination, he leaves his Baker Street lodgings "open to any who might wander in"). Sherlockians who don't regard the originals as sacrosanct will clamor for more. (Oct.)
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"A candle burner, you’ll have a very hard time putting it down from start to finish... quite likely my favorite release of the year." - Fandomania

"One of my favorite books this year...a wonderful way to revisit the world of Sherlock Holmes from a new perspective... pure fun." - Hitfix

Praise for Kim Newman:

Compulsory reading, commentary, and mindgame: glorious." - Neil Gaiman

Newman's prose is a delight, his attention to detail is spellbinding." - Time Out

“Powerful... compelling entertainment... a fiendishly clever banquet of dark treats.” - San Francisco Chronicle

"One of the most creative novels of the year.” - Seattle Times

“Moran is playing Watson To Moriarty and these stories are just a lot of fun. Mr. Newman knows how to tell tales and these stories are exciting as well as funny. If you like Sherlock Holmes then you are just going to enjoy the stories here.” – Vic’s Media Room 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857682833
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 245,133
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 7.97 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Kim Newman is a well known and highly acclaimed author. He has won the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction awards, and been nominated for the Hugo, International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards

He is also the author of the Anno Dracula series from Titan Books. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Not up to Holmesian standards

    I have read and studied Holmes for a majority of my life, and unfortunately this book promised more than it delivered. It becomes quite tedious after the first few chapters and almost seems redundant. I was quite disappointed in it, as it did not come close to capturing the complexity of Moriarty or the richness of the prose in Conan Doyle's or several other authors renditions of Holmes and the surrounding motley characters. Singularly unimpressive, in my opinion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    A Winner

    A delightfully wicked romp through the Holmesian underworld in which Sebastian "Basher" Moran is Profesor Moriarty's Watson. Told through a series of short stories, as in ACD's original stories, we are treated to a series of witty parodies as well as encounters with other legends of literature and cinema.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2013

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    Kim Newman in his book, "Professor Moriarty The Hound Of Th

    Kim Newman in his book, "Professor Moriarty The Hound Of The D'urbervilles" a A spin-off from Titan's highly successful Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series published by Titan Books brings us adventures featuring Professor Moriarty Colonel Sebastian Moran .




    From the Back Cover: A Volume In Vermilion




    Imagine the twisted evil twins of Holmes and Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Prof. James Moriarty - wily, snake- like, fiercely intelligent, unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian `Basher' Moran - violent,politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike.




    A one-stop shop for all things illegal, from murder to high-class heists, Moriarty and Moran have a stream of nefarious visitors to their Conduit Street rooms, from the Christian zealots of the American West, to the bloodthirsty Si Fan and Les Vampires of Paris, as well as a certain Miss Irene Adler.




    Kim Newman has given us a really clever idea. He has taken Sherlock Holmes' greatest villains, teamed them up and given us seven of their adventures. What makes them really clever is that the titles are a variation of the real stories that Mr. Doyle wrote: instead of "The Hound of the Baskervilles", we have "The Hound of the D'Urbervilles", in the place of "A Scandal In Bohemia", we have "A Shambles In Belgravia", and rather than "The Red-Headed League", we have instead "The Red Planet League". Moran is playing Watson To Moriarty and these stories are just a lot of fun. Mr. Newman knows how to tell tales and these stories are exciting as well as funny. If you like Sherlock Holmes then you are just going to enjoy the stories here.




    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Titan Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    Re-visit Holmes'adventures from the villain's view

    An excellent book for anyone who has read the original.

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  • Posted December 8, 2011

    total hoot!

    Loved this to pieces! Kim Newman does an excellent job of sprinkling other fictional characters throughout the book, a la Anno Dracula. The book has a great sense of humor to it. If you like Newman's previous books, you'll enjoy this one as well.

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