Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the famous detective Sherlock Holmes.The novel was serialized in The Strand Magazine and was published in book form in 1902. It was the first Sherlock Holmes tale since the detectives shocking death in the story The Final Problem (1893) but was set prior to his demise. The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Sir Baskerville sparks one of the most extraordinary cases ever to challenge the brilliant analytical mind of Sherlock Holmes.
Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Dartmouth Moors with the footprints of a giant hound nearby and the murder is blamed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the supernatural and gruesome hound before Sir Charles's heir comes to similarly painful end.
Widely considered the finest Sherlock Holmes novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles has become the defining book of the great detective and millions have read with enjoyment and horror the story of Holmes, Watson and the infamous hound.
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Around the World in Eighty Days
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Importance of Being Earnest
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Railway Children
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Three Men in a Boat
The Time Machine
Anne of Green Gables
The Jungle Book
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories
A Study in Scarlet
Leaves of Grass
The Secret Garden
The War of the Worlds
A Christmas Carol
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Heart of Darkness
The Scarlet Letter
This Side of Paradise
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Turn of the Screw
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A Selection of Short Stories by Edgar Allen Poe
Grimm Fairy Tales|When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Dartmouth Moors with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must solve the mystery of the seemingly supernatural beast before Sir Charles's heir comes to similarly painful end.