Detectives heart friendship
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Detectives heart friendship

Everyone needs a friend, but detectives need one more than most. After all, detecting murder is a difficult job. When detectives are in the middle of solving a case, every new person they come across is going to be hostile and potentially guilty (or even insane). Under the circumstances, having someone beside them who they’re absolutely sure won’t betray them or try to kill them seems pretty much necessary. Poirot and Holmes wouldn’t be anything without Watson and Hastings – think about it a moment and you’ll realise that there’s a long tradition of friendship in detective stories. Continue reading