24. Enter The Watson

The detective’s sidekick is a fundamental building block of the classic whodunnit. But they don’t often get full credit for the vital role they play in solving mysteries. Until now, that is.

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Books and sources:
A Caribbean Mystery  by Agatha Christie
The Complete Sherlock Holmes  by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
The Detective As Reader: Narrativity And Reading Concepts In Detective Fiction by Peter Hühn
Closure in Detective Fiction by Eyal Segal
The Red House Mystery  by A.A. Milne
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd  by Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles  by Agatha Christie
Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham
Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers
Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie
Mrs McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie
Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie
Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers

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