Review by apiazza4
The classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mystery “The Hound of the Baskervilles” is one of Doyle’s greatest stories. When the murder of Sir Charles Baskerville is brought to the attention of the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, by James Mortimer, he will go to any length to find the guilty party. Sir Charles is part of a very wealthy family with a very unfortunate past. The Baskerville family is haunted with the legend of the hound upon their moor. This story starts with Hugo when he falls victim to a hound as he chases a girl across the land. Sir Charles death has restarted these fears and suspicions. Sir Henry Baskerville, the next of kin, has come to London to take his place at Baskerville Hall but already has had some weird things happen to him, which is what really gets the attention of Holmes and Watson.
In London, Sherlock Holmes discovers that Sir Henry and Dr. Mortimer are being watched by a mysterious bearded man and they don’t know why. Holmes sends Watson as his ears and eyes to Baskerville Hall telling him to report anything he finds out because he is too busy at the time to come down himself.
When Watson arrives in Devonshire where Baskerville Hall is located, he is met with armed guards on the moor watching for an escaped convict. He also meets the Barrymores, his domestic help, and his new neighbors, Mr. Stapleton and his sister, Beryl.
Right away a lot of mysterious events occur: Barrymore is found sneaking around at night; Watson hears what sounds like a dog howling on the moor; and an unknown figure shows up creeping on the land around Baskerville Hall.
Watson tries to unravel all these confusing facts thinking like his friend Sherlock Holmes would but there ends up being only one man for the job.
This story was action packed and very compelling. I definitely recommend this book and all the other adventures of Sherlock Holmes.