There are few things more terrifying than an evil genius, someone who uses their intelligence to make gruesome creations or torment others. If you’re looking for something sinister to read this Halloween, try one of these books with mad scientists:
Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman – Fatale, a woman built by the NSA to be the next generation of weaponry, joins a group of misfit superheroes in their quest to destroy Doctor Impossible, an evil genius and ambitious wannabe world dominator.
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells – A brash young scientist turns himself invisible and becomes criminally insane, trapped in the terror of his own creation.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson – A humane scientist attempts to explore the most loathsome forces of evil behind the doors of his London laboratory while struggling with two opposing personalities.
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss – Assisted by Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, Mary Jekyll’s search for her father’s killer leads to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, and their monstrous creations.
Deadline by Mira Grant – When a CDC researcher fakes her own death and arrives on journalist Shaun Mason’s doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun is plunged into the biggest story of his life.
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – Presents the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his experiment that leads to the creation of a monstrous, deadly creature.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch – Kidnapped and drugged at gunpoint for inexplicable reasons, physics professor Jason Dessen awakens in a lab and is informed that his entire life has been an illusion and that he is being hunted by a deadly adversary.
Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood – A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters.