Saturday, April 2, 2011

BOOK: KIM NEWMAN'S PROFESSOR MORIARTY: THE HOUND OF THE D'UBERVILLES

GASLIGHT GRIMOIRE: FANTASTIC TALES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES and GASLIGHT ARCANUM: UNCANNY TALES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES contributor Kim Newman's full-length Moriarty and Moran saga - PROFESSOR MORIARTY: THE HOUND OF THE D'UBERVILLES - is due for release from Titan Books in September 2011.


This volume features all of Kim's Moriarty and Moran novellas and stories that have appeared to date, as well as at least three entirely new pieces, but presents them in a serial novel form as a continuing narrative with a connecting thread. Presented as a series of memoirs starting with his initial meeting with the Napoleon of Crime, Professor James Moriarty, Colonel Sebastian 'Basher' Moran relates seven interlinked tales of their adventures, often mirroring certain Sherlock Holmes stories, culminating with the fateful event at Reichenbach Falls. Moran fills his stories with a sly, bawdy and caddish humor, often reminiscent in tone to George MacDonald Fraser's FLASHMAN, that makes this an incredibly charming and engaging read from start to finish. Adding to the fun, like Kim Newman's ANNO DRACULA and DIOGENES CLUB stories, you'll find loads of references to other literary and film characters.

Highly recommended to Sherlock Holmes and Flashman fans alike! 

Publisher's description:

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.

Pre-order here from Amazon USA
Pre-order here from Amazon UK

Visit Kim Newman's official website is at johnnyalucard.com

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for making me part of the brilliant Gaslight Arcanum. A singularly wonderful tome and must-have for Holmes fans and imbibers of haunting fiction.
    Simon Clark

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