Moriarty, the napoleon of Crime

The inspirations behind Moriarty, the Napoleon of crime

It was Scotland yard who first, used the phrase “the napoleon of crime” to describe Adam Worth 1844-1902, a real life criminal mastermind, who did 7 years in prison for robbery, finally caught in Belgium, when a robbery went wrong. Worth was a German born criminal, who under the alias’ of Henry J Raymond and …

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