'Moriarty' gives minor character from Holmes' stories the spotlight

December 17, 2014 1:05 PM

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He's a Scotland Yard inspector who originally appeared in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second Sherlock Holmes novel. In 1890's "The Sign of Four," Jones cluelessly arrested the wrong man on suspicion of murder, only to be soundly humiliated when Holmes solved the mystery with his usual theatrical flair.

England's celebrated consulting detective is nowhere to be found in Anthony Horowitz's fiendishly clever new thriller, "Moriarty." But Athelney Jones has returned and, not one to accept defeat, he is a changed man.

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