A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
3/30/1894 Ronald Adair dies before an empty house
March 30, 1894. On this date the Honourable Ronald Adair was murdered by (spoiler alert) Colonel Sebastian Moran, formerly the right-hand-man of the evil Professor Moriarty. This was the case that brought the supposedly dead Sherlock Holmes out of exile in "The Adventure of the Empty House." And you thought he came back because Doyle needed the money. Shame on you.