The Professor Teaches a Lesson

The Napoleon of Crime returns! Today sees the release of The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty, a chunky new anthology featuring 37 new stories–including one by me–about Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis, the insidious Professor James Moriarty.


My story, “How the Professor Taught a Lesson to the Gnoles” is an homage to both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Lord Dunsany, creator of the titular Gnoles. It’s also my way of adding to the weird little world created by Dunsany in his 1912 story, “How Nuth Would Have Practised His Art Upon the Gnoles” and then enlivened by Margaret St. Clair in her 1951 story, “The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles”. Both of those stories, by the by, are included in The Weird, a wonderfully massive anthology by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.

The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty is available wherever books are sold, and in digital format. If Amazon is your dealer of choice, here’s the link.