16 votes

Definition of "Victorian vandal"

This is a reference to a particular enthusiasm in Victorian times for "restoring" churches and other religious buildings. In some cases, this was a due to a desire to modernise them and ...
Matt Thrower's user avatar
  • 22k
15 votes
Accepted

Did Poirot fabricate a fingerprint in "The ABC Murders"?

Poirot lied about fingerprints being found, in order to provoke the culprit into a confession. He did not fake any physical evidence. When he says "I put that part in for you", or in the ...
alexg's user avatar
  • 1,804
11 votes
Accepted

Definition of "Victorian vandal"

Imagine you have an old house (or other building). It has a number of distinctive features - perhaps its windows are an unusual shape, or very large or small compared to how windows are now. Perhaps ...
Kate Gregory's user avatar
10 votes

What is the source of this poem/song Captain Hastings quotes in Agatha Christie's "The Market Basing Mystery"?

"The Rabbit" is a poem by Lord Alfred Douglas, published in an 1898 collection called Tails with a twist. This is the version in the 1928 edition of the complete poems of Lord Alfred ...
kimchi lover's user avatar
  • 4,135

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible