The hound of the baskervilles Author:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle In 1886 Arthur Conan Doyle MD created a character who would come to be known as the greatest sleuth of all time, a character of such cold, rational perfection, such steely nerve, such unprecedented brilliance and unfailing popularity that he would ultimately resist death at the hands of his own creator. This character of course was Sherlock Holm... more »es, the world's first unofficial consulting detective.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the best known of Conan Doyle's many Sherlock Holmes adventures. Although written after "the final problem" Hound is set prior to Holmes' apparent death at the hands of Professor Moriarty. Ironically, Conan Doyle did not originally concieve the hound as a Sherlock Holmes mystery. But he soon found the sleuth essential to the tale. So, when the body of Sir John Baskerville is found on the Devonshire shore, near the pawprints of an enormous hound, it is the master himself who is called to the scene.« less