Everything you need to understand or teach My Darling Detective by Howard Norman.
My Darling Detective is a mystery novel by Howard Norman. In the story, Jacob Rigolet, an assistant art collector, is seeking to find out the truth behind a World War II-era photograph that his mother tried to destroy. Jacob wants to know how the photograph connects to his family and to him as an individual. In the process of finding out the connection, Jacob discovers that living an upright life each day keeps one from having to face unpleasant truths in the future.