|Title:||The Adventure of the Golden Pince-nez||Collection:||The Return of Sherlock Holmes|
|Year published:||1904 (July)||Year set in:||1894|
|Mystery:||Who murdered a young secretary and why?|
|Apparent crime:||Murder||Actual crime:||Shown below (possible spoiler)|
|Summary:||A young secretary to a professor is found murdered with no obvious reason why.|
Stanley Hopkins calls on Holmes for help in investigating the murder of a young secretary to Professor Coram. Nothing was stolen and the secretary had no known enemies. His last words suggested a woman was the killer.
- Actual crime
- Explanation (spoiler alert)
The Professor was actually a Russian who had betrayed a revolutionary group and the (accidental) killer was his wife who had been looking for documents that would help free a friend.
- Quotations in this story (1)
Quote "What did you do, Hopkins, after you had made certain that you had made certain of nothing?"
- Characters in this story (3)
Surname First name Title Holmes Sherlock Hopkins Stanley Inspector Watson John Doctor
- Locations in this story (1)
Location Town/City County 221b Baker Street London
- Other notes
Yoxley Willoughby Smith Stanley Hopkins Professor Sergius Coram Marker Susan Tarlton Mortimer Anna Russia