Sherlockian.Net: Professor Moriarty
He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson . . .
Sherlock Holmes's arch-enemy is thought to
have been Professor James Moriarty (whose brother
was also named James Moriarty).
Yes, there is something odd about the
chronology of the two stories in which he figures, "The Final Problem" and
The Valley of Fear.
And yes, he seems to have been involved in only two of the sixty published
cases -- which hardly justifies the popular impression (based perhaps on
films and parodies) that Holmes and Moriarty duelled throughout their
The drawing at right is by Sidney Paget, an illustration for the original
publication of "The Final Problem" in 1893.
Note the spelling: Moriarty. Not Moriarity, not Moriaty, not
Morrity, not even, as one parodist rendered it, Arty Morty!
memoriam Moriarty", by Alan Olding
Adam Worth: The
World in His Pocket •
The Real Moriarty
Wild, whom Holmes compares with Moriarty
Solar System Dynamics (including
Moriarty was an evil genius.
Principle by Rolf J. Canton
Prefer Less Moriarty
Edgar W. Smith's
The Napoleon of Crime (1953)
(add-on for Sherlock software)
Moriarty get so much attention?
Dinner with Moriarty
the Mystery Cat
The dynamics of an asteroid
States ambassador to Nepal
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