The Hound of the Baskervilles Author:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle In 1886, Arthur Conan Doyle, M.D., 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 Sherlo... more »ck Holmes, the world's first unofficial consulting detective.
Today, over 100 years after the master sleuth's first appearance, Holmes aficionados and novices alike will delight in this special Quality Paperback Book Club presention of his remarkable adventures.
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, Conon Doyle did not originally conceive of Hound as a Holmes mystery, but he soon found the brilliant sleuth essential to the tale. And so, when the body of Sir Charles Baskerville is discovered on the Devonshire moor near the pawprints of an enormous hound, it is the master himself who is called to the scene.« less