Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë - This gradually unfurling narrative of a mysterious love in stormy- wracked countryside never quite reveals all its secrets but the clues are all there for your own reading of what brings about Catherine's death and what handsome Heathcliff's motives really are.
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins - One of the first whodunits, with mysterious foreigners and a big gemstone with seemingly magical properties at the heart of a series of strange and intriguing happenings.
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins - The prototype for thousands of mystery books that would follow. Who is the woman in white? Why was Anne Catherick locked up in an asylum? Agatha Christie clearly took notes.
Bleak House by Charles Dickens - A book of a hundred mysteries and one of the greatest novels of all time. What is the secret of the Dedlocks? Why did the old man disappear without a trace? What or where is 'Bleak House'?
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle - Demon dog terrorises marshes until Sherlock Holmes arrives on the scene.
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James - A chiller of a story with ghosts, psychological disturbance and some horrifying unanswered questions. One of the all time best short stories.
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux - After a death is reported, suspicion falls on the mysterious ghost of the theatre.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare - Widely regarded as the first English detective fiction, Hamlet has it all: the avenging hero, a murder, sinister goings on, red herrings, enemy agents and a pretty girl going mad.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - Who or what killed Utterson's client so brutally then vanished into the night and what dark secret is physician Dr. Jekyll hiding in his laboratory?
A Double-Barrelled Detective Story by Mark Twain - A brilliant parody of Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles which even features Sherlock Holmes who is here outsmarted by young detective Archie Stillman.

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