Terrifying, thrilling and addictive - the celebrated tale of chilling murder, played out on the bleak, eerie wilds of a West Country moor.
The greatest detective of them all is back... 'Never in the delirious dream of a disordered brain could anything more savage, more appalling, more hellish be conceived than that dark form and savage face'. Death by natural causes? Sherlock Holmes knows that Sir Charles Baskerville's demise was due to no such thing. Was he killed by a phantom hound or is this the work of a calculating murderer?
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About the Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a doctor by trade; optician more specifically. It is rumoured that during his off periods of work he would think about and write his various stories. He is well known for several science fiction works, but of course his most recognizable works are the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. He died in 1930.
He tried desperately to "kill off" Holmes so that he could pursue other genres of writing as well, and not just be known for the Holmes mysteries. However, after much public outcry, Holmes returned in "The Empty House" and in many other stories following, up to the "Case Book of Sherlock Holmes" collection.
Date of Birth:May 22, 1859
Date of Death:July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In London around the 1800s Sherlock Holmes is a detective working with his assistant Dr. Watson. When Sherlock Holmes hears of Sir Charles Baskerville's death he talks to Dr. Mortimer and Sir Henry Baskerville, the heir to Baskerville Hall and the money that was left in his name. Sir Henry Baskerville was living in America and when he heard that his uncle has been murdered he comes to London to inherit his fortune. When he gets to London he is accompanied by Dr. Mortimer who is a doctor at the Charing Cross Hospital. Dr. Mortimer comes to Holmes with Sir Henry Baskerville and tells him what has happened. While Sir Henry is staying at a hotel he gets a letter that warns him to stay away from the moor, he takes it to Sherlock Holmes to let him look at it. After a few days they decide to go to Baskerville Hall. Sherlock Holmes thinks that it would be best if Dr. Watson accompanied Sir Henry to the Hall and would stay with him. While Dr. Watson is there he tries to figure out what has happened to Sir Charles Baskerville. I think that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did a good job in describing Sherlock Holmes and how he lived and the mystery of the moor at Baskerville Hall.