The Hound of the Baskervilles - eBook
The Hound of the Baskervilles - eBook  -     By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781480489752
ISBN-13: 9781480489752

Publisher's Description

Sherlock Holmes’s most famous case: An irresistible blend of Gothic horror and intricately plotted mystery

The curse of the Baskervilles dates to the seventeenth century, when the wicked Hugo Baskerville chased a farmer’s daughter across the pitch-dark moor of Grimpen with vile intentions. The poor girl died of fright, but Baskerville’s fate was worse—a giant black hound, eyes afire and jaws dripping with blood, tore out his throat and devoured it on the spot. Since then, the specter of that terrible beast has haunted Baskerville Hall, many of whose inhabitants have met violent, mysterious, and tragic ends.
 
News of the latest death is brought to 221B Baker Street by a local doctor who hopes that Sherlock Holmes can solve the riddle of the curse before it claims yet another victim or leaves the hall forever empty. Sir Charles Baskerville perished alone on the edge of the moor, his face twisted in fright, the footprints of a gigantic hound marking the ground twenty yards from where his body was discovered. Has the mythical monster returned? Or does some other villain now inhabit the desolate moorlands? Holmes and Watson will be pushed to the very edge of reason as they seek to discover just who—or what—wants to see the Baskervilles destroyed.
 
This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
 

Author Bio

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) practiced medicine in the resort town of Southsea, England, and wrote stories while waiting for his patients to arrive. In 1886, he created two of the greatest fictional characters of all time: the detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson. Over the course of four novels and fifty-six short stories, Conan Doyle set a standard for crime fiction that has yet to be surpassed. 

Editorial Reviews

"Every writer owes something to Holmes." —T. S. Eliot
 
"Sherlock Holmes is the very foundation stone of the edifice that is crime fiction." —The Times (London)

"[Holmes] is probably the only literary creation since the creations of Dickens which has really passed into the life and language of the people." —G. K. Chesterton 

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