A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
5/4/1891 Meet me at the Reichenbach
May 4, 1891. On this date there occurred the most famous event that
never actually happened (well... there are more famous ones, if you
agree that all religions can't be be true). In Arthur Conan
Doyle's story "The Final Problem" Sherlock Holmes grappled with
Professor James Moriarty at the top of Reichenbach Falls in
Switzerland. Both fell to their death.
But one of those deaths was cancelled, due to popular demand. How often does that happen?