A wealthy industrialist is found dead in his study. Is his death related to a discovery made at his chemical factory? Is his wife all she seems?
Belgian miniature bronzes | 题外话：任何一个正常的人，都会有一种很正常的感情：那就是对自己国家的文化情有独钟，并带有强烈的认同感。大侦探波罗每次被误认为是法国人的时候，都要纠正对方，自豪的宣布自己是比利时人。这次也不例外，但凡与比利时有关，大侦探就会抛开客观公正 :)，但这很可爱，至于比利时出品是否真是世界最佳，已不重要。在这方面追求冷静客观，对自己母国文化苛求的人，不属于正常人范畴；一旦遇见，建议敬而远之，少接触为妙。
Exquisite, knockdown price, obnoxious (extremely unpleasant), philistine
What is a knockdown price? When assets are sold very cheaply, they're said to be traded at a knockdown price. This may be the case if they experience turbulence and fall in value. It can also be because a seller is keen to get a quick deal and willing to accept a low price.
philistine, a person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts, or who has no understanding of them.
putting up with something/somebody
inebriation, patch up
intuition well explained