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The Problem with Thor Bridge Neil Gibson, The Gold King And Former Senator For Some Western State , Approaches Holmes To Investigate The Murder Of His Wife Maria In Order To Clear His Children S Governess, Grace Dunbar, Of The Crime It Soon Emerges That Mr Gibson S Marriage Had Been Unhappy He Treated His Wife Very Badly He Had Fallen In Love With Her When He Met Her In Brazil, But Soon Realised They Had Nothing In Common He Became Attracted To Miss Dunbar Since He Could Not Marry Her, He Had Attempted To Please Her In Other Ways By Trying To Help People Less Fortunate Than HimselfMaria Gibson Was Found Lying In A Pool Of Blood On Thor Bridge With A Bullet Through The Head And Note From The Governess, Agreeing To A Meeting At That Location, In Her Hand A Recently Discharged Revolver With One Shot Fired Is Found In Miss Dunbar S Wardrobe Holmes Agrees To Look At The Situation In Spite Of The Damning EvidenceFrom The Outset, Holmes Observes Some Rather Odd Things About The Case How Could Miss Dunbar So Coolly And Rationally Have Planned And Carried Out The Murder And Then Carelessly Tossed The Murder Weapon Into Her Wardrobe What Was The Strange Chip On The Underside Of The Bridge S Stone Balustrade Why Was Mrs Gibson Clutching The Note From Miss Dunbar When She Died If The Murder Weapon Was One Of A Matched Pair Of Pistols, Why Couldn T The Other One Be Found In Mr Gibson S Collection

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  • The Problem with Thor Bridge
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • English
  • 07 September 2019
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About the Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, a talented illustrator, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish They were married in 1855.Although he is now referred to as Conan Doyle , the origin of this compound surname if that is how he meant it to be understood is uncertain His baptism record in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20 Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes



10 thoughts on “The Problem with Thor Bridge

  1. says:

    Neil Gibson, a wealthy and influential man, asks Sherlock Holmes for his help in the case of the murder of his wife in order to clear Miss Dunbar, the governess, of the crime Mr Gibson s marriage was unhappy his wife loved him with in extremely and obsessively passionate way But Gibson had fallen in love with the beautiful and kind Miss Dunbar Brilliant story Recommended Neil Gibson, a wealthy and influential man, asks Sherlock Holmes for his help in the case of the murder of his wife in order to clear Miss Dunbar, the governess, of the crime Mr Gibson s marriage was unhappy his wife loved him with in extremely and obsessively passionate way But Gibson had fallen in love with the beautiful and kind Miss Dunbar Brilliant story Recommended

  2. says:

    Maria Gibson is shot through the head while standing on Thor Bridge on her estate, the family s governess, Grace Dunbar, is soon arrested for murder Not only does she admit meeting her mistress on the bridge, the police find the murder weapon in her room She vehemently denies killing her employer and Senator J Neil Gibson, the dead woman s husband, believes her He hires Sherlock Holmes to get to the bottom of it all The Senator admits that he and Miss Dunbar have affections for one another Maria Gibson is shot through the head while standing on Thor Bridge on her estate, the family s governess, Grace Dunbar, is soon arrested for murder Not only does she admit meeting her mistress on the bridge, the police find the murder weapon in her room She vehemently denies killing her employer and Senator J Neil Gibson, the dead woman s husband, believes her He hires Sherlock Holmes to get to the bottom of it all The Senator admits that he and Miss Dunbar have affections for one another but that neither of them had anything to do with his wife s death Dr Watson is convinced that the Senator is the culprit, but Holmes comes to an entirely different conclusion

  3. says:

    The Problem of Thor Bridge By the time this story had been written, Sir ACD must have been sick with Holmes Deeply immersed in his spiritualist crusades and thus proving himself to be an unbelievable simpleton everywhere, Sherlock Holmes must have been anathema to him But he had somehow managed to produce this exceptional story, which works at many levels including that of a locked room mystery albeit happening under open sky.The other stories are enjoyable, and prove how good a storyteller S The Problem of Thor Bridge By the time this story had been written, Sir ACD must have been sick with Holmes Deeply immersed in his spiritualist crusades and thus proving himself to be an unbelievable simpleton everywhere, Sherlock Holmes must have been anathema to him But he had somehow managed to produce this exceptional story, which works at many levels including that of a locked room mystery albeit happening under open sky.The other stories are enjoyable, and prove how good a storyteller Sir ACD was.Recommended

  4. says:

    This is the first Sherlock Holmes mystery I have read, and I foresee it will be the first of many This was a short, very interesting read I can definitely see how Sherlock Holmes has weathered the ages and is still a beloved classic character

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  6. says:

    The Problem of Thor Bridge is a Sherlock Holmes love triangle gone bad Sort of One character is framed for a serious crime But, when Holmes takes the case, we find out that everything is not as it appears It s the classic impossible crime setup A body with a bullet hole in the head But without any sign of a weapon The police find the murder weapon hidden in the most likely suspect s room They also discover a note from the suspected murderer arranging to meet the victim at the time and pl The Problem of Thor Bridge is a Sherlock Holmes love triangle gone bad Sort of One character is framed for a serious crime But, when Holmes takes the case, we find out that everything is not as it appears It s the classic impossible crime setup A body with a bullet hole in the head But without any sign of a weapon The police find the murder weapon hidden in the most likely suspect s room They also discover a note from the suspected murderer arranging to meet the victim at the time and place of their death Of course, once Holmes reveals the most obvious is wrong, and the actual solution it is simple.The story is notable within the Sherlock Holmes canon for the initial reference to a tin dispatch box In this Dr Watson has papers of some of Holmes unsolved or unfinished cases According to Watson Among these unfinished tales is that of Mr James Philli, who, stepping back into his own house to get his umbrella, was neverseen in this world The unknown fate of Philli has been a subject for other stories As have the papers themselves A decent tale, with some nice twists

  7. says:

    Very Jane Eyre Highly recommend that book if you enjoyed this Seems like Arthur Conan Doyle was a Jane Rochester shipper, considering how the wife who was pushed to suicide is portrayed as the villain, getting in the way of the abusive husband and the young governess Very Jane Eyre Highly recommend that book if you enjoyed this Seems like Arthur Conan Doyle was a Jane Rochester shipper, considering how the wife who was pushed to suicide is portrayed as the villain, getting in the way of the abusive husband and the young governess

  8. says:

    Sherlock Holmes is forced to use his deductive powers to the fullest in order to investigate a seeming slam dunk case against a man s mistress for the death of his wife The solution seems absurdly simple, but that s honestly only after Sherlock Holmes has revealed the answer to the problem.

  9. says:

    predictable

  10. says:

    The seventh short story in The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle A murder mystery for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson Clever and entertaining.

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