Book Review: Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Hound of the Baskervilles.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Collins Classics.

The Hound of the Baskervilles is by far the most famous cases Conan Doyle wrote for Sherlock Holmes. Longer than most of the other cases and full of description and suspense this is the perfect book whether you are a fan of the detective or not. Again, like all the other cases, the book is beautifully written and the attention to detail through the description is absolutely amazing, Conan Doyle really is one of the greatest writers especially in terms of description. Also like the other cases it is written from the perspective of Dr Watson and although Holmes does not actually feature in the story as much as in other cases the story is not lacking even though for a long time it is missing it’s main character. The book centres around the Baskerville family at Baskerville Hall and the curse of the ghostly hound that has been placed on them. After Sir Charles Baskerville died in suspicious circumstances Holmes is called in as heir to the Hall Sir Henry Baskerville arrives from America. There are plenty of twists and turns through the book making you suspect pretty much everyone but the ending does not disappoint at all when you finally find out just what is going on.

Personally, I’m a massive fan of Sherlock Holmes and I’ve read all the cases now and I have to say this is definitely one of my favourites. In the new series of Sherlock set to air on the BBC next year this is one of the cases that they have done and I’m excited to see how they have brought it up to the 21st Century, it should definitely be a good watch.

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