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 The former contains a facsimile of an unpublished play based on the second part of A Study in Scarlet, while the latter includes not only a holograph reproduction and linear transcription of the chapter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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Joking this book was so dead go kill yourself artur Conan Doyle. Banter
If you've never read a Sherlock Holmes story before, this is a great choice to begin with. By the end you will realise why SH stories are still so popular and loved by hard core fans and new comers alike. Mystery, suspense, action,humour, romance...it's all there. It's never dull and not overly long. This will have you reading to the very last word to find out who,how and why. And it's free!!! Don't let the fact it was written over 100 years ago put you off.
So much potential, all wasted
The story had so much potential and spent the whole book building up to an incredible conclusion that never came. It was a sudden and unsatisfactory end. However, the middle of the book was interesting.