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Christie buffs solve mystery of St Cuthbert's

posted 16 Oct 2010, 17:54 by David Rintoul   [ updated 16 Oct 2010, 18:07 ]

The mystery is worthy of an Agatha Christie novel. Why are so many people dressed as her fictional heroes Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple turning up outside an Edinburgh church?

Putting the "little grey cells" to work - as the famous Belgian fictional detective often did - the answer is obvious. St Cuthbert's on Lothian Road is the chapel where the famous author married her second husband and it has now become part of a nationwide Christie trail.

Increasing numbers of Christie fans, many dressed in 1930s-style ball gowns, Poirot outfits or Art Deco era-inspired clothes have begun visiting the chapel where Christie, a divorcee, married her second husband Max Mallowan.