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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

(for happytrooper)

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

There’s only one Lisbeth Salander, but for more dark thrillers, try these…

Roseanna by Sjowall & Walloo for the original Scandinavian crime thriller

Jar City by Arnoldur Indriarrson for a detective working a forgotten case

The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg for a town with a disturbing past

The Pledge by Frederich Dürrenmatt for an old man haunted by a crime