Queen’s Gambit

by nishizono


Ship
No Ship
Word Count
1515
Plot
Character Study

Author's Summary

There had to be a reason for everything; a motive; an explanation he could wrap around a series of events and then tie it up with logic. But there had been no explanation for Moriarty.

Comments

If you want to see the darker side of Sherlock written at its best, this is the fic for you.

Characterization

Spot On – Moriarty is gorgeous here. Nishizono reveals one of the darker sides of Sherlock and it still feels just like what we’ve seen lurking in his eyes before, drawn out into the light for us to stare at for a while.

Pacing

Quick

Tone

Intriguing, humorous