Friday, March 30, 2012

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Aladdin Classics, 2000. 246 pgs. Mystery

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on the case to investigate a mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville to determine if the new heir to the estate, Sir Henry, is at risk of falling prey to the same curse, the curse of the Hound of Baskerville.

Most stories about Holmes are short stories and don’t offer readers enough information to solve the mysteries along with Holmes; instead, they must wait for his declaration. Here, though, in one of the few full length stories about Holmes, clues are dropped throughout the story and readers can practice their detective skills along with Holmes. A classic mystery that does not move at fast pace, but has enough hooks to keep the modern reader interested in its conclusion.


1 comment:

lw said...

The Hound of the Baskervilles scared the living daylights out of me when I was a kid and made the mistake of reading it while I was home alone at night. Thanks for your review of a classic book that I remember with such pleasure.