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In Search of Professor Moriarty

4 Extra Debut. The known facts about the great detective's nemesis. An extract from HRF Keating's 1979 biography of Holmes. Read by Alan Moore.

An excerpt from HRF Keating's 'Sherlock Holmes - The Man and His World' where we learn about the background of the great detective's nemesis - the 'Napoleon of Crime' - Professor James Moriarty.

Despite being a fictional character, Sherlock Holmes warranted this biography, first published in 1979. Keating confined himself to the authenticated facts that Doctor Watson alone reported.

Moriarty wrote a substantial scientific text, which gained him a university place. He is likened to the philosopher Nietzsche.

Read by Alan Moore.

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