What I like most about these books, apart from their language which is often delightful, is that the author pits against each other two kinds of detectives, the one who looks at the evidence, and immediately weaves a likely story and then defends it with all their might. And the other who doesn't make a decision but researches more until he can actually prove it... which is often a lot later.
We see the two archetypes everywhere in the non-detective world: the jumping jack... instant meaning, instant conclusion, instant anger, instant like or dislike... 99% of all humans.
Result: arguments, devastation, wars, divorce, ineffectiveness...
The other has something, that has nothing to do with innate intelligence, or smarts: both detectives are equally smart. Continue reading "What DNA capacity does a great detective have? it’s not his IQ…"