Daily Archives: September 11, 2011

The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle

An eerie howl heard across the moors, the discovery of a man killed by sheer fear and the cursed history of the Baskerville family are all enough to intrigue the amazing Sherlock Holmes to the Devonshire moors.

In these chilling surroundings, Holmes, with the help of his trusted partner Doctor Watson, must attempt to uncover the mystery of the hell hound that has haunted the Baskerville family for generations and stop the last heir of the family fortune from falling prey to the same fate as his predecessors.

Forget the likes of Ian Ranking, Lee Child and Peter Robinson, if you want a crime thriller there is no one better than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Not only do you get an unbelievably enthralling mystery, fast paced adventure and truly ingenious twists and turns, you also get 2 of the greatest fictional characters ever created!

I wouldn’t have cared if the whole book was just the 2 of them walking around a quite park in the Lakes, that is how good these characters are! The genius, tenacity and wit of Holmes makes him completely loveable from the first moment and there is no better compliment of this than the beautiful narration from Watson.

If you are a crime fan I guarantee you will love The Hound of the Baskervilles and even if you loathe crime I am certain you will still adore Holmes and Watson. (But don’t think that they will be like the god awful Holmes and Watson in the new films, the originals are a million times better!)


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