by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal
I imagine this book was written before much was really understood about hypnotism and mesmerism. In Doyle's version of this procedure it isn't so much that a post-hypnotic suggestion is given but that the mesmerizer can take control of a person's mind at any time after the initial connection is established. The woman who begins to posses Professor Gilroy's mind at will is compared to a parasite because of the way she manages to latch on to his thoughts and has complete control over his actions.
It is a very creepy story and quite short and quick to read. I definitely recommend it, especially for those readers who like to experiment and read stories that are outside the genre that famous classic authors are known for.
As with most classics, this novel is within the public domain and available for download as a free ebook on both Amazon and Goodreads.