“The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax”

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Title: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax Collection: His Last Bow
Year published: 1911 (December) Year set in:
Mystery: Where did a rich woman disappear to?
Apparent crime: Abduction and attempted murder Actual crime: Shown below (possible spoiler)
Summary: A rich single woman travels to Switzerland where she mysteriously vanishes.

Frances Carfax, a rich single woman, has been travelling around various countries, regularly sending correspondence to her old governess. But, after visiting Lausanne, the letters stop. Holmes is asked to investigate.

Actual crime
Abduction and attempted murder
Explanation (spoiler alert)

Carfax had been kidnapped by a couple with the intention of stealing her jewels and then murdering her.

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Characters in this story (3)
Surname First name Title
Carfax Frances Lady
Holmes Sherlock
Watson John Doctor

Locations in this story (1)
Location Town/City County
221b Baker Street London

Other notes


Lady Frances Carfax Rufton Susan Dobney Hotel National Lausanne Marie Devine Moser Montpellier Jules Vibart Shlessinger Baden Philip Green Holy Peters Annie Fraser Poultney Rose Spender Horsom Stimson Lestrade