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
The Real Moriarty, Adam Worth
Wild, whom Holmes compares with Moriarty
Solar System Dynamics (including
Principle by Rolf J. Canton
Prefer Less Moriarty
Edgar W. Smith's
The Napoleon of Crime (1953)
Moriarty get so much attention?
Dinner with Moriarty
Are You There,
the Mystery Cat •
read by Kelsey Williams
The dynamics of an asteroid
A “filthy dirty blues
band” that spells it “Moriaty”
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