“The Adventure of the Final Problem”

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Title: The Adventure of the Final Problem Collection: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Year published: 1893 (December) Year set in: 1891
Mystery: None
Apparent crime: Murder Actual crime: Shown below (possible spoiler)
Summary: Holmes is pursued by a criminal mastermind.

Holmes has been constructing a case against Moriarty, a criminal mastermind. The latter's warnings are ignored and he pursues Holmes and Watson across Europe, intent on murder.

Actual crime
Explanation (spoiler alert)

Watson is lured away by a false note and Holmes is left to confront Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls.

Quotations in this story (1)
"He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson."

Characters in this story (4)
Surname First name Title
Holmes Mycroft
Holmes Sherlock
Moriarty Professor
Watson John Doctor

Locations in this story (1)
Location Town/City County
Reichenbach Falls Switzerland

Other notes

The story in which Holmes was killed off b y Doyle, to be resurrected later. This story doesn't actually contain any mystery to be solved - just Holmes trying to avoid being caught and killed by Moriarty.


Professor Moriarty Napoleon Meiringen Peter Stelier Reichenbach Falls waterfall Rosenlaui