"Middle name's Moriarty"

Charles Halloway lists an array of fictional and historical characters one might encounter at the library to characterize Jim Nightshade (or at least the kind of books and characters that would appeal to him the most).

First is Dr. James Moriarty, the criminal mastermind and nemesis of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved private consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. This illustration of Moriarty is by Sidney Paget, which he did for the Strand magazine in 1893 to accompany the story entitled "The Final Problem," in which Holmes (supposedly) died at Reichenbach Falls, Switzerland at the hands of Moriarty.