Though I have not read or watched everything the Sherlock world has to offer, I am fond of smart people who are good at their job, so the consulting detective’s universe is interesting to me. Between those characters and enjoying Anthony Horowitz’s work on Foyle’s War, I wanted to like Moriarty a lot more than I did.
Taking place shortly after Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty’s “deaths” at Reichenbach Falls, private detective Agent Frederick Chase arrives from New York and soon meets up with Scotland Yard Inspector Altheney Jones. Jones was previously mentioned in the Conan Doyle story “The Sign of Four” as a side character, but here he is center stage. Presented through the perspective of Chase, the two easily fall into a Holmes-Watson working relationship. Jones has studied Holmes’ methods intensively, and now he’s itching to show off those skills.