Moriarty Takes His Medicine

Moriarty Takes His Medicine

2: Professor & Mrs. Moriarty Mysteries

Professor & Mrs. Moriarty tackle a case too ticklish for Sherlock Holmes to handle on his own…

James and Angelina Moriarty are settling into their new marriage and their fashionable new home — or trying to. But James has too little to occupy his mind and Angelina has too many secrets pressing on her heart. They fear they’ll never learn to live together.

Then Sherlock Holmes comes to call with a challenging case. He suspects a prominent Harley Street specialist of committing murders for hire, sending patients home from his private hospital with deadly doses or fatal conditions. Holmes intends to investigate, but the doctor’s clientele is exclusively female. He needs Angelina’s help.

While Moriarty, Holmes, and Watson explore the alarming number of ways a doctor can murder his patients with impunity, Angelina enters into treatment with their primary suspect, posing as a nervous woman who fears her husband wants to be rid of her. Then a hasty conclusion and an ill-considered word drive James and Angelina apart, sending her deep into danger. Now they must find the courage to trust each other as they race the clock to win justice for the murdered women before they become victims themselves.

Praise for Moriarty Takes His Medicine

“A captured wife, a clever and devious doctor, and women in disguise … all the trappings of a Holmes case are embellished and enhanced throughout, contributing to a mystery whose tension is well-drawn and whose plot is satisfyingly unpredictable and complex.

Mystery and humor are not often bedfellows in the intrigue genre, but in Moriarty Takes His Medicine, they are not only strange companions, but they successfully work hand-in-hand to create an inviting, fun read that alternately has readers laughing and scratching their heads.

Picture a focus not just on Sherlock Holmes’ investigations, but the character of Professor Moriarty: one which keeps the action vivid, but considers it from a different angle, and which doesn’t ban Mrs. Moriarty from the headlines, either.

In this latest adventure, the Professor and his Mrs. face their new marriage, life together, and a host of secrets keeping them at arm’s length – including a case too challenging for even the great Sherlock Holmes. Given the nature of all these circumstances, how can the newly-formed dynamic duo solve their case and address their maintain newfound marital blend of bliss and discord at the same time?

As events unfold, Holmes finds himself requiring the assistance of Angelina Moriarty to solve a case where a woman can go where men cannot, and as she places herself in danger to get at the heart of a murdering physician’s routines, Moriarty, Holmes and Watson must work together on their greatest case yet.

Fans of Sherlock Holmes will welcome the different perspectives provided throughout Moriarty Takes His Medicine, which illustrate not just the investigation but the motives and approaches of all involved: “Every word, even the complaints, tells me how much you love your husband. Otherwise, you’d talk about something else. Let’s try to remember why you married him in the first place.” More sensible advice. Would he bother if he meant to murder her in a few weeks? But she played along. She remembered perfectly why she’d married James Moriarty. He’d saved her life and as they went on from there, she’d fallen in love with him.”

Especially recommended for fans of Sherlock Holmes, this addition to a growing series continues to add nuances and details that grow characters and present plots that are engaging, fun, and complex.”

– D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

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