|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)
Quote "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