Want to know some Sherlock Holmes interesting facts? Sherlock Holmes is the fictional detective sleuth created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (shown at left) in a series of short stories that appeared in Britain’s The Strand Magazine between 1887 through 1927. Through the use of superior deduction, criminal forensics, disguise and martial arts, Holmes has come down through history as one of the most enduring detectives in literary history and led the way for others, such as: Hercule Poirot, Charlie Chan, and Sam Spade. However, while these characters are entirely fictional, Doyle based his characters on real life people. Here’s a look at some of the real life people from the Sherlock Holmes series.
Harry Houdini was a famous magician and escape artist. He was world famous for his ability to get out of incredible traps. However, he couldn’t escape death at the age of 52 after having severe appendicitis. But is this how he really died? Some people believe that Houdini was actually murdered. Who would want to kill a magician? The following is a list of groups or people who killed Harry Houdini...or did they?