The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timeby Mark Haddon is a spin on a murder mystery. The main character, and narrator, is autistic Christopher Boone, who takes everything literally and doesn’t understand the nuances of adult language and thoughts. One night, Christopher comes across his neighbor’s poodle, run through with a pitchfork. A fan of Sherlock Holmes, he decides to take it upon himself to investigate the crime. It is funny, smart, and a quick, satisfying read.