Sherlock: The Hound of the Baskervilles
The series Sherlock offers a fresh, contemporary take on the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective—these tie-in editions feature introductions from the show's creators and actorsIn this classic novel first... show more
The series Sherlock offers a fresh, contemporary take on the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective—these tie-in editions feature introductions from the show's creators and actorsIn this classic novel first published in The Strand in 1901, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are called to the haunting and beautiful moors of Dartmoor and the home of the Baskerville family, who seem to have fallen victim to a family curse. A terrifying specter in the shape of a great hound was once said to have hunted an ancestor across the moors, and the recent, mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville suggests that the hound has returned. But is this really a supernatural curse or is a much more dastardly and earthly plot afoot? Sherlock and Dr Watson must solve the riddle of the hound before another murder is committed.
Publish date: July 24th 2012
Publisher: BBC Books
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
I find that while still not my favourite Holmes, I liked it better this time around. I think I might have been too young, and found it too dreary and long for my age. Gothic is also an acquired taste that came with age for me, so that might have played a part. The other thing that turned interesti...
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Book 5 of Sherlock Holmes *Audio Part from The Complete Sherlock Holmes | Narrated by Simon Vance Holmes and Watson are faced with their most terrifying case yet. The legend of the devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskervill...
Once it got up and running it was highly enjoyable. I am deducting a half a star, though, because I was not all that enthused with the book's narrator, Simon Prebble. I found his voices for Holmes and Watson to be far too similar--especially at the beginning--and I was having trouble keeping up wi...
"I have been in Devonshire." "In spirit?" "Exactly ... After you left I sent down to Stamford's for the Ordnance map of this portion of the moor, and my spirit has hovered over it all day. I flatter myself that I could find my way about." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Having loved Arthur Conan Doyle's Hound o...
So, after having spent the past weekend and the better part of last night and today tying up half a dozen half-finished bingo reads that, naturally, hadn't shown any progress whatsoever while I was exiled on planet work overload, for the time being I'm back on track. And thus I am happy to finally ...