“I have heard the whisper of death. I have heard it in the wind. Someone will die. Murdered, and soon. Only you, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, can stop it.”
The man who uttered these words had forced his way up the stairs and into 221B Baker Street. At first I thought he was merely mad. He was dirty, disheveled and only somewhat coherent. Yet there was in his eyes a burning intelligence, a passion, and an unholy fear.
“Who is going to die?” asked Holmes.
“That has not been revealed to me. All I know is that you, Sherlock Holmes, must save that life.”
Holmes was about to ask more questions when the miserable creature turned and fled down the stairs and out onto the street. His words were prophetic and Sherlock Holmes would be implicated in a murder.
This story, the fiftieth in the series of New Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, is a tribute to the original story, The Problem of Thor Bridge. Did you ever wonder whatever became of Neil Gibson and Miss Dunbar after Holmes solved the problem of Thor Bridge? Now you will find out.