He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson . . .
Sherlock Holmes's arch-enemy is thought to have been Professor James Moriarty (whose brother, a station master, was also named James Moriarty). There is something odd about the chronology of the two stories in which he figures, "The Final Problem" and “The Valley of Fear.” And he seems to have been involved in only two of the sixty published cases—although there is a popular impression (based perhaps on films and parodies) that Holmes and Moriarty dueled throughout their long careers.
The drawing above is by Sidney Paget, an illustration for the original publication of "The Final Problem" in 1893. Note the spelling: James Moriarty. Not Moriarity, not Moriaty, not Morrity, not even, as one parodist rendered it, Arty Morty!
- Dinner with Moriarty (logic game)
- Edgar W. Smith's The Napoleon of Crime (1953)
- I'd Prefer Less Moriarty
- "In memoriam Moriarty", by Alan Olding
- Jonathan Wild, whom Holmes compares with Moriarty
- Macavity, the Mystery Cat
- Macavity video, poem read by Kelsey Williams
- Professor Moriarty's Home Page
- Solar System Dynamics (including asteroids)
- The dynamics of an asteroid
- The Moriarty Principle by Rolf J. Canton
- The Real Moriarty, Adam Worth
- Why does Moriarty get so much attention?