A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
8/2/1914 His Last Bow
August 2, 1914. On this date Sherlock Holmes had his final adventure, as recorded by Arthur Conan Doyle. (This is not to be confused with "The Final Problem," which records Holmes battle with Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls). "His Last Bow,"published in The Strand in 1917, is a spy story, ahowing Holmes at work against the Germans just before the World War began.