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 The former contains a facsimile of an unpublished play based on the second part of A Study in Scarlet, while the latter includes not only a holograph reproduction and linear transcription of the chapter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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I first read this book in 8th grade, and I have loved it ever since. It is awesome that they offer these for free because my son is getting to the age of reading assignments,so this works out well. Thank you!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did a fantastic job in crafting the Sherlock Holmes series. I can rarely find literature that is as captivating as this, and the fact that it's free and portable is pretty cool and convenient.
I never thought that this story would be so gripping every step of the way. I read "The Red-Headed League" and was a little disappointed, but this wonderful story more than made up for it. Doyle is the master of the mystery. So much fun to read!