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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

For more horrific pursuits of human endeavour, try these…

Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep by Philip K Dick for another pursuit of artificial creations that reveals the humanity of the hunter

Atomised by Michel Houellebecq for a grim depiction of future reproduction by lonely scientists

Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco for the terror that comes when people create truth out of lies

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro for a view of life from the monster’s perspective

This post was guest edited by writer Craig Hildebrand-Burke. When he’s not talking about Stephen King, you can find him blogging for Momentum.

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Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

And once the game has run its course? Elementary, my dear reader…

The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe for what’s hailed as the original detective story

The Athenian Murders by Jose Carlos Somoza for an incredibly intricate literary mystery full of allegory and riddles

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco for a postmodern mystery solved by the innate skills of the hero.

Mastermind: How to Think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova for a non-fiction look at the psychology behind Holmes’ methodology

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