A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
3/16/1897 Sherlock Holmes sees the Devil's Foot
March 16, 1897. On this date, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, in Cornwall for Holmes's health, encounter a bizarre case of madness and murder. "The Adventure of the Devils Foot" was one of Conan Doyle's favorite Sherlock Holmes stories. One stand-out feature: Good old Watson saves Holmes' life.