The Hound of the Baskervilles
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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Holmes and Watson are faced with their most terrifying case yet. The legend of the devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskerville family's home warns the descendants of that ancient clan never to venture out in those dark hours when the power of evil is exalted. Now, the most recent Baskerville, Sir Charles, is dead and the footprints of a giant hound have been found near his body. Will the new heir meet the same fate?

Title:The Hound of the Baskervilles
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages

    The Hound of the Baskervilles Reviews

  • Doug Cannon
    Feb 17, 2008

    My Grandpa Cannon loved this story, and he often told of a time when he went to see a "picture show" about the Hound of the Baskervilles. "It scared the willies out of me," he said, and then he and hi...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Dec 27, 2015

    Sadly I don't remember much about this one, except for the fact that the setting is very important and that it is an intense mystery. I read it for school three years ago. Crazy I don't even remember ...

  • Emily May
    Nov 26, 2012

    It's hard to believe that I've never read Doyle's most famous Sherlock Holmes tale until now. I don't even know why I've been putting this off, the short stories that I've read about the well-known de...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?
    Sep 07, 2015

    4.5 stars. Sherlock Holmes is at his inscrutable and logical best, Dr. Watson is his devoted self and manages to actually be helpful, and the mystery is a solid one, with a gothic feel to it. And the ...

  • Nandakishore Varma
    Jan 27, 2016

    This story is an institution from my childhood. I first heard it as a child; my mother told it to me as a bedtime story (yes, my mom is like that). I was creeped out totally - and continued to be so w...

  • Duane
    Jan 18, 2017

    I think this is my favorite Arthur Conan Doyle story. What a combination; you have a mystery, a horror story with a demon like wolfhound, with the setting on a dark English moor. I've never seen an En...

  • Apatt
    Sep 01, 2016

    “Really, Watson, you excel yourself,” said Holmes, pushing back his chair and lighting a cigarette. "I am bound to say that in all the accounts which you have been so good as to give of my own sma...

  • Brad
    Apr 10, 2009

    The ultimate tale of the ultimate Victorian hero, The Hound of the Baskervilles is a true masterpiece of the mystery genre, and quite possibly remains the finest mystery novel ever produced -- even if...

  • Alison
    Jul 29, 2010

    I love Sherlock Holmes. I love his name, I love his clothes...I just love his style. Reading The Hound of the Baskervilles...I felt like I was reading the first detective novel ever written. Doyle def...

  • Jason Koivu
    May 15, 2014

    Highly enjoyable! The Hound of the Baskervilles leans more towards horror than the usual Sherlock crime-solving mystery, but Arthur Conan Doyle worked his hero into this genre with the easy of slippin...