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Anthony Horowitz: Moriarty

Date(s): 24 October 2014

Time: 6.30pm (doors open, event starts at 7pm)

Cost: Free

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Blackwell’s Bookshop and the Surgeons’ Hall Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh are delighted to welcome best-selling author Anthony Horowitz to Edinburgh! Join us as he chats about his new novel, Moriarty, his second venture into the world of Arthur Conan Doyle’s after The House of Silk, published in 2011.


Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind who has risen to take his place.

Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones of Scotland Yard, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and deduction, Frederick Chase must forge a path through the darkest corners of the capital to shine light on this shadowy figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder and menace.

The game is afoot...

Anthony Horowitz once more breathes life into the world created by Arthur Conan Doyle. With pitch-perfect characterisation and breath-taking pace, he weaves a relentlessly thrilling tale which teases and delights by the turn of each page.

Anthony Horowitz is one of the UK’s most prolific and successful writers and may have committed more (fictional) murders than any other living author. His most recent novel, The House of Silk, was a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller and sold in more than 35 countries around the world. His bestselling Alex Rider series for children has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. As a TV screenwriter he created both Midsomer Murders and the BAFTA-winning Foyle’s War; other TV work includes Poirot and the widely acclaimed mini-series Collision and Injustice. 

This event is ticketed, but tickets are FREE. Tickets are available from the front desk at Blackwell's Bookshop, by emailing or by phoning 0131 622 8218.  

For more information or if you would like a signed copy please contact Ellie Wixon on 0131 622 8222 or

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