The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


I got one step farther in my collection of Sherlock Holmes stories this week. The Hound of the Baskervilles is probably Doyle’s most famous work. You can check it out here.

Rating: [2/5]

Summary: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are hired by Henry Baskerville to investigate the death of his uncle, Sir Charles Baskerville. The family is haunted by legends of a terrifying hell-hound, and Charles’s body was discovered without a mark on it in the presence of paw prints.Though Henry is ready to inherent the estate, he is afraid the old rumors are true and that the hound might come for him next.

Likes: This story is definitely one of the darker, creepier Sherlock Holmes stories. It was almost like a ghost story. The scene of the climax–where the killer is caught in the act–is definitely the best.

Dislikes: For whatever reason, I had a difficult time really getting into this story. That’s probably just a matter of personal preference, however.

TL;DR: I would recommend this if you are a fan of mystery and classic literature, or a Sherlock Holmes junkie.


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