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The Infernal Device

(1979)
(The first book in the Professor Moriarty series)
A novel by

 
 
Since they originally appeared over two decades ago, Michael Kurland's two novels featuring Professor Moriarty - The Infernal Device and Death by Gaslight - are amongst the most acclaimed novels to have arisen out of the characters first introduced by Arthur Conan Doyle. In Doyle's original stories, Professor Moriarty is the bete noire of Sherlock Holmes who proclaims him to be his mental equivalent and ethical opposite, declares him to be "the Napoleon of Crime" and who wrestles Moriarty seemingly to their mutual deaths at Reichenbach Falls. But indeed there are two sides to every story and, while Moriarty may not always tread strictly on the side of the law, he is also, in these novels, not quite the person that Holmes and Watson made him out to be. In Kurland's fictions about Moriarty, the truth is finally revealed:

* The Infernal Device - A dangerous adversary seeking to topple the British monarchy places Moriarty in mortal jeopardy, forcing him to collaborate with his nemesis Sherlock Holmes.

* Death by Gaslight - A serial killer is stalking the cream of England's aristocracy, baffling both the police and Sherlock Holmes and leaving the powers in charge to play one last desperate card: Professor Moriarty.

* The Paradol Paradox - The first new Moriarty story to appear in almost twenty years, never before in print.

Brilliantly and vividly bringing late Victorian England in all its facets to life, this first ever omnibus of the adventures of Professor James Moriarty will delight long time fans and readers new to the milieu.

Genre: Mystery
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Used availability for Michael Kurland's The Infernal Device

Hardback Editions

September 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Infernal Device
Author(s): Michael Kurland
ISBN: 0-450-04451-3 / 978-0-450-04451-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Infernal Device (A Professor Moriarty Novel)
Author(s): Michael Kurland
ISBN: 1-78329-326-8 / 978-1-78329-326-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan
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December 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Infernal Device (Linford Mystery Library)
Author(s): Michael Kurland
ISBN: 1-4448-1798-1 / 978-1-4448-1798-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Linford Mystery
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September 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: Infernal Device
Author(s): Michael Kurland
ISBN: 0-450-04560-9 / 978-0-450-04560-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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January 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Infernal Device
Author(s): Michael Kurland
ISBN: 0-451-08492-6 / 978-0-451-08492-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Infernal Device: A Professor Moriarty Novel
Author(s): Michael Kurland
Publisher: Titan Books
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