The Hound of Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Read The Hound of Baskervilles online free The Hound of Baskervilles is a crime novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in the Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound.
What really killed Sir Charles Baskervilles? Is his nephew, Sir Henry, in danger from the legendary family curse, a gigantic black hound? Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on the case in this classic mystery, set on lonely Dartmoor in Devonshire. Neolithic ruins, a perilous quagmire, eerie sounds in the night, and (of course) fog all add to the fun, with an escaped convict thrown in for good measure.
Sir Charles Baskervilles is found dead in the yew valley due to heart attack. Fearing for the safety of Sir Charles’s nephew Sir Henry, who was coming to London from America, Dr. James Mortimer appeals for help to Sherlock Holmes. Mortimer reads to Sherlock Holmes and Watson a description of the origin of the curse written by a descendant of Hugo Baskervilles. According to the legend, Hugo Baskervilles, an evil man with a sadistic streak, became infatuated with a yeoman's daughter, kidnapped her and imprisoned her in his bedchamber. She managed to escape while he was talking with his friends. A drunken and furious Hugo cried that he would give his body and soul to the Powers of Evil if he could only overtake her. He rode after her onto the moor, his hunting hounds upon her scent and his friends in pursuit... (Summary by Wikipedia)



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