Five different people disappear through a mysterious door in an unassuming alleyway to visit the Slade House and vanish completely from the outside world.
Landing in prison after accidentally triggering laughter in a straitlaced rural community that is economically dependent on its pickled vegetables, the hapless ringleader of a circus troupe inspires his fellow entertainers to orchestrate his escape using their unusual talents, with wacky results.
Private investigator, Hollywood hit man and world's last robot Raymond Electromatic is hired by a familiar-looking woman to search for a missing movie star in a glittering world of fame, fortune and secrecy with ties to a sinister plot.
When a woman's severed leg is delivered to Robin Ellacott, her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, looks into his past to determine who is responsible.
Mary Shelley's chilling portrait of a scientist obsessed with creating life (whose eventual success comes at too great a cost) was among the first works of science fiction ever produced. Its potent allegorical power, compelling ethical and philosophical themes, and its sheer creepiness have ensured it remains one of the most enduring and influential as well.