The curious incident of the dog in the night time is a 2003 mystery novel by british writer mark haddon its title quotes the fictional detective sherlock holmes in arthur conan doyles 1892 short story the adventure of silver blaze. The curious incident of the dog in the night time takes place in the year 1998 in and around the town of swindon england the fifteen year old narrator of the story christopher john francis boone discovers the slain body of his neighbors poodle wellington on the neighbors front lawn one evening and sets out to uncover the murderer. The curious incident of the dog in the night time mark haddon the curious incident of the dog in the night time this book is dedicated to sos with thanks to kathryn heyman clare alexander kate shaw and dave cohen 2 it was 7 minutes after midnight the dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn. The curious incident of the dog in the night time is a play by simon stephens based on the novel of the same name by mark haddon during its premiere run the play tied the record for winning the most olivier awards seven . The novel opens with the young narrator christopher john francis boone discovering his neighbors dog dead in her yard murdered with a pitchfork mrs shears the neighbor who owns the dog calls the police when they arrive they overwhelm christopher with their questions and when a policeman
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