“The Problem of Thor Bridge”

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Title: The Problem of Thor Bridge Collection: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
Year published: 1922 (February) Year set in:
Mystery: Who killed a rich man's wife?
Apparent crime: Suspected murder Actual crime: Shown below (possible spoiler)
Summary: A rich man's wife is found dead and all suspicions point to the governess.

The wife of a rich and powerful man, Neil Gibson, is found shot dead on a bridge. A note in her hand from the governess and the pistol in her wardrobe all suggest that it was she that killed her. But her husband is convinced that she is innocent.

Actual crime
Suspected murder
Explanation (spoiler alert)

The wife had actually killed herself, after framing the governess to get revenge on her and her husband.

Quotations in this story (1)
"You've done yourself no good this morning, Mr. Holmes, for I have broken stronger men than you. No man ever crossed me and was the better for it."
"So many have said so, and yet here I am," said Holmes, smiling.

Characters in this story (2)
Surname First name Title
Holmes Sherlock
Watson John Doctor

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

Other notes


Neil Gibson Gold King Dunbar Thor Mere bridge Marlow Bates Maria Pinto Coventry Cummings