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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