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Co-creator of the BBC series Sherlock names his favourite Moriartys - until now
Everyone knows he was the arch villain – the Napoleon of crime – dashing about in the fog with an evil laugh and probably a sword stick. But, like most things everyone knows about Sherlock Holmes, it's not quite true.
Professor Moriarty, with the quietly sinister manner and reptilian sway of the head, turns up in exactly one story, The Final Problem, although he plays a direct role in The Valley of Fear, and is indirectly mentioned in some others. Like Irene Adler – of A Scandal in Bohemia fame – and the Hound [of the Baskervilles] itself, he is a one shot deal.
True, he does kill off our hero in his one go, but since that was reversed a few years later – oh, Sherlock, we knew you were kidding – it hardly accounts for his fame.
So what does? How come he's snarling through all those movies? »
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- Peter Sciretta
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