I'm hoping to rediscover a mystery story I read when I was very young.

The body of a woman had been discovered miles from a remote lodge with no obvious means of death. A detective suggested that she had been trapped in a wet sheet and left in the cold to freeze. The entire icy deathtrap was then pushed from a slope and drifted downhill ultimately coming to rest miles from any habitation. He demonstrated the whole scenario using a wet napkin and a clothespin. It wasn't a full novel, but a short story, perhaps reminiscent of a Poirot mystery. This would be in the late 70s or early/mid 80s. It may also have been in a story collection that included "Thus, I refute Beelzy" by Collier.


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The story is "The Glass Bridge" by Robert Arthur! Finally found it!

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    Hi @Bobb, that's great. Can you edit your answer to add details such as the collection or the magazine, to help others find it that might be looking in the future?
    – Adam Burke
    May 29, 2023 at 3:30
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    You also seem to have accidentally created two different accounts; you may want to look into merging your accounts, which will also allow you to accept your answer.
    – Mithical
    May 29, 2023 at 4:33

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