The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
'Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them'. This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. Christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted.
"A fascinating, funny and memorable read" Melvin Burgess, Guardian
"Exceptional by any standards. Both funny and deeply moving" Sunday Telegraph "Outstanding. Heartening as well as richly entertaining. A stunningly good read" Independent "Superbly realised. A funny as well as a sad book. Brilliant" Guardian "A remarkable book. An impressive achievement and a rewarding read" Time Out "A magical book. It's one of those books that makes you feel as though you have been on an emotional rollercoaster." Carrie Grant, Sunday Express
Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children and won two BAFTAs. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is his bestselling novel, and it won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. His poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador in 2005, and his novel for adults, A Spot of Bother (2005) and The Red House (2012) are published by Jonathan Cape. He lives in Oxford.