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Reviewer Hardit Singh was most helpful. I have to admit, with my scenes of the Boston Brahmins and Oscar Wilde I was over the top. Wilde was not the weakling I made him out to be. I portrayed Wilde that way just to show how evil the Professor could be.
Thanks to my friend Kerrie Droban for the review. Kerrie is a major author of fiction and true crime.
Mr. Singh is right. Professor Moriarty may have thought himself a Robin Hood for the Irish, but he was a baddie. None of this is in the Sherlock Holmes stories, I was trying to give the Professor a purpose.
My psychologist friend, Dr. Rita Pettiford said it best. I portrayed Moriarty as a narcissist. In my book, he justifies what he does for Irish causes in general, his mother and his father’s memory in particular. In other words, not completely self-centered, but no Mr. Nice Guy.
I might do some more papers and exchange between Professor Moriarty and Dr. Freud.