The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body, this classic horror story pits detective against dog. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end.
Sherlock Holmes aficionados will welcome the first two volumes in the Baker Street Irregulars manuscript series: Arthur Conan Doyle's Angels of Darkness: A Drama in Three Acts edited by Peter Blau, and The Hound of the Baskervilles: Chapter XI. The former contains a facsimile of an unpublished play based on the second part of A Study in Scarlet, while the latter includes not only a holograph reproduction and linear transcription of the chapter manuscript but also several scholarly essays on what many consider the best detective novel ever.
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The hound of the Baskervilles
Really, what can be said about a timeless classic? I am so glad I took the time to read it, and got a glimpse of life in the 1800's, and the immortal Sherlock Holmes. Doyle has a unique style that I really could appreciate, and therefore I highly recommend it to anybody.
An Absolute Thrill To Read!
It is books like this one that can keep me reading for hours without feeling bored. Doyle is just that good of an author!
Kinda nice with Watson being the main detective!