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