The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Fictional detectives are a quirky lot. Sherlock Holmes fortified his powers of ratiocination with the help of cocaine and morphine. Hercule Poirot showed tell-tale signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder—he was strangely fixated on keeping an exact balance of 444 pounds, 4 shillings and 4 pence in his bank account. Nero Wolfe, that Falstaff of private ey…
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