The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, the Real Moriarty

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Januar 2012



The rumbustious true story of the Victorian master thief who was the model for Conan Doyle's Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' arch-rival. From the bestselling author of 'Operation Mincemeat' and 'Agent Zigzag'. Adam Worth was the greatest master criminal of Victorian times. Abjuring violence, setting himself up as a perfectly respectable gentleman, he became the ringleader for the largest criminal network in the world and the model for Conan Doyle's evil genius, Moriarty. At the height of his powers, he stole Gainsborough's famous portrait of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, then the world's most valuable painting, from its London showroom. The duchess became his constant companion, the symbol and substance of his achievements. At the end of his career, he returned the painting, having gained nothing material from its theft. Worth's Sherlock Holmes was William Pinkerton, founder of America's first and greatest detective agency. Their parallel lives form the basis for this extraordinary...


Ben MacIntyre is the author of âÂEURÂ~Forgotten FatherlandâÂEURÂ(TM), published by Macmillan to great acclaim. He is Paris correspondent on âÂEURÂ~The TimesâÂEURÂ(TM).
EAN: 9780007383641
Untertitel: Electronic book text. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2012
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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