Michael Kurland is a writer of SpeculativeFiction and MysteryFiction. Michael Kurland is also a character in the [[HugoAward Hugo]]-nominated science fiction novel, ''The Butterfly Kid'', by Chester Anderson (which also starred Anderson), and its sequel, ''The Unicorn Girl'', by...Michael Kurland (which introduced the character of Tom "T.A." Waters, who wrote the third book in the series). The entire series can be found at ''Literature/TheGreenwichTrilogy''.
Kurland has also written two novels in the ''Literature/LordDarcy'' series, and a variety of other SF, and the ''Professor Moriarty'' series featuring the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' villain as an AntiHero. The first of the Moriarty novels, ''The Infernal Device'', was nominated for an Edgar award.
!! Works with a page on this Wiki:
* ''Literature/LordDarcy'' (two of the novels in the series)
* ''Literature/TheGreenwichTrilogy'' (the second novel in the series)
!! Other works by Michael Kurland include:
* The Alexander Brass series:
** ''Too Soon Dead''
** ''The Girls in the High-Heeled Shoes''
* ''The Last President''
* ''The Princes of Earth''
* The Professor Moriarty series:
** ''The Infernal Device''
** ''Death by Gaslight''
** ''The Great Game''
** ''The Empress of India''
* ''Ten Years to Doomsday'' (with Chester Anderson)
* ''Tomorrow Knight''
* The ''War, Incorporated'' series:
** ''Mission: Third Force''
** ''Mission: Tank War''
** ''A Plague of Spies''
* ''The Whenabouts of Burr''
!! Other works provide examples of:
* AlternateUniverse: ''The Whenabouts of Burr'' involves quite a bit of world-hopping.
* AmnesiacLiar: In the Moriarty novel, ''The Empress of India'', [[spoiler:SherlockHolmes]] manages to do it to himself. He has a secret identity as [[spoiler:a criminal, as a way of keeping an eye on the criminal underworld]]. When he suffers a TapOnTheHead and wakes up in this lair, he deduces that this is his true identity, and proceeds to become [[spoiler:a successful criminal.]]
* DefectiveDetective: in the ''Moriarty'' series, SherlockHolmes is portrayed as rather more defective than in the original series, especially when it comes to analyzing matters involving Prof. Moriarty himself.