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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes Vol. 5) [Kindle Edition]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes Vol. 5)

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  • File Size: 246 KB
  • Print Length: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Fair Price Classics (July 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003XYE7R2
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Curse on the Aristocracy May 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The Hound of the Baskervilles, by A. Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson discuss what can be deduced from a walking stick left behind by a visitor. When the visitor returns he tells of the old legend about the hound of the Baskerville family, and how Sir Charles Baskerville died recently. Dr. James Mortimer found the footprints of a gigantic hound twenty yards from the body! There have been sightings of a huge hound on the moors at night. A new heir, Sir Henry Baskerville, arrives from Canada to take over the Baskerville property; he is the last of the line. Will he meet the same evil fate? Holmes makes an appointment to meet Sir Henry the next day. Holmes peers over the Ordnance map of that area. Has any crime been committed (Chapter 3)? Sir Henry tells of a warning letter sent to his hotel; who knew he was there? Why would anyone steal just one of his new boots? Would anyone follow Sir Henry? Dr. Watson will accompany Sir Henry back to Baskerville Hall; there is less danger in a small village than in London. Dr. Watson must keep his revolver near and never relax his precautions (Chapter 6).

The moor country is described as wild and sparsely settled. Dr. Watson reports his observations of the people who meet with Sir Henry. Watson sees the dangers of the great Grimpen Mire when a pony is caught in a bog and killed. There are stone huts from prehistoric man. Watson meets Stapleton the naturalist and then his beautiful sister (who tells him to go back to London). Stapleton had once been a schoolmaster (Chapter 7). Watson sends letters to Holmes in London (Chapter 8). Mr. Frankland has a passion for litigation. He also observes the country with a telescope on his roof. Why was Stapleton so angry (Chapter 9)? What was the secret of the Barrymores?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars summer homework made exiting July 8, 2012
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This book was assigned to me for summer homework and I thought it was going to boring like every other summer homework book but it was actually the most exiting summer homework book ill probably ever read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book March 22, 2012
By Helen
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This is one of those books that remain very interesting, no matter how long ago it was written. Entertaining, compelling, a great book for fans of detective stories and also for those who are not acquainted with the genre, which was my case.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hound of the Baskervilles November 13, 2012
By atg
Format:Kindle Edition
A brilliant book. How do I describe it? It was a little un-ordinary for a Sherlock Holmes. I suppose it was the element of supernatural in it. But in the end it was still a good old Sherlock Holmes mystery. Brilliant. Loved it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Sherlock Holmes so far April 29, 2013
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This is one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes stories. It is full of suspense, intrigue, and action. I have enjoyed every one of Conan Doyle's Holmes stories, but like anything else I have my favorites.

For its time I can completely agree that this had to be one of the most terrifying books written. In today's environment where we all seem to be desensitized to a classic ghost story one might not enjoy this if they are expecting to have to sleep with the light on. Still, it has a great deal of thrills that had me on the edge of my seat. In this book Sherlock is called upon to investigate the strange death of Sir Charles Baskerville. The death is blamed on a family curse claiming a giant hell hound is the attacker. Busy with another case Sherlock sends Watson on ahead of him to begin gathering information. I really liked this aspect of the story. It was nice to see Watson shine for a bit instead of being complimented and then criticized by Holmes for every decision he makes.

This is certainly a classic and one I know I will read over and over again. Some parts of the story were a bit predictable, but it was still very enjoyable. I highly recommend this to any reader; I feel it should be one everyone reads at some point in their lives. For those who are fans of classic novels, or mystery, I would wonder why you haven't read this already.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Holmes! December 21, 2012
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How can you not like Sherlock Holmes? This was one I hadn't read yet (which surprised me) and it was right up there with all the other books. A very enjoyable read! You won't know the culprit until the very end!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Overrated Story. October 20, 2012
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9/12: I regard The Hound of the Baskervilles to be the most overrated Sherlock Holmes story. For some reason, it's practically the only story most will read and/or see a film of. And the mass public, as far as it is concerned, thinks that that's all Sherlock Holmes there is, and the rest is picked up by the many, many awful movies that don't resemble a fraction of what the legendary character is about. Back to the story,'s well-written and very enjoyable to read. Many will be surprised to see that Sherlock Holmes plays a very little role and is mostly out of the scenes throughout the story. That's why The Hound of the Baskervilles is not really good definitive Holmes story because what he is and how he goes by his sleuthing work are best described in other earlier stories. For sure, The Hound of the Baskervilles should be thought of as an aberration, but I am not bothered by it. It is amusing to see Holmes to be referred as the "second highest expert in Europe" after Alphonse Bertillon. Tough luck. Really, the best Holmes story of any will always be The Sign of Four. Of course, The Study in Scarlet is not even that bad either, but I get put off by the long winding story in the second part of it. All in all, The Hound of the Baskervilles is certainly overrated because probably it's easier to read?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very different from the movie starring Basil Rathbone but still an enjoyable read.
Published 15 days ago by Gwen Kautz
5.0 out of 5 stars plot twist should be the title
Every time I thought I had the ending figured out, something new would come up and it would become more and more interesting. great book and kept me on the edge of my seat
Published 26 days ago by sharon alcock
5.0 out of 5 stars The quintessential Sherlock Holmes adventure
The Hound of the Baskervilles, originally published in 1902, is one of only four novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that feature the great detective Sherlock Holmes. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Karl Janssen
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read
Great read and especially interesting to see the original stories after the popularity of the movies and television series. Highly recommended.
Published 1 month ago by Jamal
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic thriller
A huge estate Baskerville Hall in sparsely populated Devonshire, England, its owner Sir Charles Baskerville found dead under mysterious circumstances without any clues suggesting... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Book in the Sherlock Holmes Series
When it comes to intrigue, riddles, and plot twists, I've never read a book as good as this one. The characters are very memorable, the mystery thickens by the page, and the book... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Steven M. Vincent
1.0 out of 5 stars inversion of values
Rereading this book , it still amazes how a person of noble birth as Lord Henry arrives to support a suspicion almost not concealed by Sherlock Holmes. Read more
Published 4 months ago by dimitriweb [this reviewer has been added to the top 10 (see more)]
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic to enjoy
Excellent mystery to turner. First book I've read of his and I'm ready for another. Recommended! You won't be bored.
Published 5 months ago by Alex
4.0 out of 5 stars A chilling story
The story hooks you from the start. I totally liked Sherlock Holmes character as the genius detective completely devoted to his profession. Dr. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Hema Munivenkatappa
3.0 out of 5 stars about the book
This was not what I expected. I thought it would be about a hound but it was about a detective and killing a hound before it made it's victim die.
Published 7 months ago by p. a. e.
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