In the late Victorian days, a large amount of gold is arriving unannounced on the cargo ship The Empress of India. Yet the impossible happens--the shipment of gold disappears en route. Sherlock Holmes, brought in by Her Majesty's Government, knows that only one man is both diabolical and clever enough to pull off such an outlandish, daring, and, yes, theoretically impossible crime: Professor James Moriarty. Moriarty, however, had nothing to do with the crime and yet finds himself under siege from all sides. To regain his peace, Professor Moriarty undertakes to locate the missing gold. But the gold is only the exposed tip of the iceberg and he soon finds himself matching wits with a mind as nimble--perhaps even more so--than his own.
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Michael Kurland has written almost forty books. Most recently, he was the editor of the Sherlock Holmes collection Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years. Twice a finalist for the Edgar Award, he lives in Petaluma, California.From Booklist:
England, 1890. A cargo ship, the Empress of India, is about to dock with a large shipment of gold. The arrival of this shipment has not been publicized, but somehow, the gold vanishes while the ship is still at sea. The British government turns to the one man they know can solve the crime: Sherlock Holmes. And the great detective soon surmises that only one villain is clever enough to pull off such a feat: Professor James Moriarty. But--and here comes the twist that will delight fans of Holmesian literature--Moriarty is innocent. Of course nobody believes him, so he decides to solve the crime himself and, soon enough, winds up face-to-face with a villain at least as fiendishly clever as he is. This is Kurland's fourth Moriarty novel, and the series is nowhere near wearing out its welcome. Readers unfamiliar with the world of Sherlock Holmes need not fear: the author avoids the overabundance of in-references that render some other Holmes-related fiction incomprehensible to the casual visitor. This one's ideal for Holmes experts and novices alike. David Pitt
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