The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time - Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year 2003,
the Commonwealth Writers Prize 2004, Best First Book, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award
Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it. As in all good detective stories, however, the more he unearths, the deeper the mystery gets - for both Christopher and the rest of his family.