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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - Mark Haddon

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Livia Daxenberger

on 13 October 2012

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Transcript of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - Mark Haddon

A murder mystery novel by Mark Haddon The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time name: Christopher John Francis Boone
age: 15 years and 3 months and 3 days
pet: rat
pet's name: Toby
Chris in 15 years: an astronaut or Maths professor
hobbies: walking in the streets during the night time with his pyjamas Christopher other characters First step: type of case

the dog is dead because
a) it died in a road accident
b) it died from disease, e.g cancer
c) it was stabbed with a garden fork
therefore we have at hand:
a) accident b)murder c)natural death How to solve a case Can you tell who the murderer is? Things Christopher likes Things Christopher doesn't like Chris' dad
boiler engineer
single parent Chris' mom
died two years ago
temperamental Mrs Shears
lives in number 41
friend of the Boone family, helped with cooking and cleaning after Mrs Boone's death Mr Shears
got divorced from Mrs Shears two years ago
moved to London Siobhan
Chris' teacher
helps him with writing his book Second step: collect evidences

Because this is what every detective ought to do, Chris decides to do some bell ringing.

he rings at number 42, but there's no answer
he tries at 40, but he doesn't find out anything
he goes to 44, but he doesn't find out anything
he comes to 43, but he doesn't find out anything
he doesn't go to 38 because there are people who take drugs
at 39 he meets Mrs Alexander, but he doesn't find out anything Third step: motive

Why would somebody kill a dog?
a) because he hates the dog
b) because he is mad
c) because you want to make Mrs Shears upset Fourth step: prime suspect

Most murders are committed by someone who is known to the victim. In fact, you are most likely to be murdered by a member of your family on Christmas Day Fifth step: investigate on prime suspect

Christopher meets Mrs Alexander and finds out something really, really interesting.

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