|Adam and Even and the Forbidden Fruit |
(stained glass detail)
I was also reminded of some reading I coincidentally just did over this weekend, while helping plan a new edition of short crime fiction by Hugh Wheeler and Richard Webb.
Nearly seven decades ago, in 1950, Wheeler and Webb published a novelette, titled "Mrs. B.'s Black Sheep," about a murder which takes place in Paris over Easter, which impacts a group of visiting errant American society debs who are chaperoned by the eponymous Mrs. B.. The dignified chaperone, who has her capable hands full with these tempestuous young ladies, happens personally to discover the murder victim, under most inconvenient circumstances.
Notre Dame is mentioned:
At noon she was to take the girls to Notre Dame for Easter Mass....
Paul Merton was waiting outside Notre Dame. While the majestic Easter Mass had taken place, Laura definitely decided to tell him everything....