The Hound of the Baskervilles opens with a mini mystery—the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome hound of supernatural origin. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Doctor Watson investigate the case. They speculate on the identity of the owner of a cane that has been left in their office by an unknown visitor. Holmes predicts the appearance of James Mortimer, owner of the found object and a convenient entrée into the baffling curse of the Baskervilles.
Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, with "The Adventure of the Speckled Band"
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Broadview Press
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901–02) is Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes adventure. At the end of the yew tree path of his ancestral home, Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead. Close by are the footprints of a gigantic hound. Called to investigate, Holmes seems to face a supernatural foe. In the tense narration of the detective’s efforts to solve the crime, Conan Doyle meditates on late Victorian and early twentieth-century ideas of ancestry and atavism, the possible biological determination of criminals, the stability of the British landed classes, and the place of the supernatural. Historical documents included with this fully-annotated Broadview edition help contextualize the novel’s debates and reveal its cultural and literary significance as a supreme instance of early detective fiction. Also included is the Conan Doyle short story “The Adventure of the Speckled Band.”
Terry Toivo desperately wanted to hide from his legend; an outlaw which every sheriff wanted out of town. Branded as the Ghost of Fort Rice, a title earned by cheating the gallows, Terry finds unexpected and unwelcomed help to turn his life around, to include a judge that declared him married to his nemesis. Hounded by an Indian tracker, his journey takes him from complete reprobation to a respected hero of the Dakota Territories. The Hound of Tooty River is a masterpiece of both simple and complex themes modeled after the C.S. Lewis style of storytelling. This authentic narrative tells of the lives of the hard working families living on the vanguards of the nation as frontier justice gave way to rule of law. Drawing from family oral traditions, a military dossier, a Canadian Bible, and newspaper clippings dating back to the early days of Fort Rice and Bismarck, The Hound of Tooty River is a deep, moving, and exciting account of the romance that brought the author’s great-grandparents to marriage, and made an honest man out of Terry Toivo. Readers will want to mine the next page for new clues as the “Hound” chases the unlikely hero through a captivating series of events. This adventure will delight the teen, stir the heart of the romantic, and inspire the theologian. Dr. Lloyd Olson
Our story begins with the murder of Sir Charles Baskerville, hunted down by a supernatural hound. The next target of the hound, haunting the Grimpen Mire is Sir Henry Baskerville. Sherlock Holmes, the super sleuth, steps in to solve the secret of the legend and a maze of mysteries haunting the moor. Can Sherlock Holmes solve the mystery surrounding the death of Sir Charles in time to stop the next murder? Come, let s go to the beautiful English country side and to the gloomy moors with Sherlock Holmes and his trusted aide Dr. Watson, to unravel one of his most famous mystery.
A deadly curse in the form of a legendary ferocious beast continues to claim its victims from the Baskerville family until Holmes and Watson intervene. Often called the best detective story ever written.
The Hound of the Baskervilles: This novel is one of the better-known Sherlock Holmes stories: a monstrous hound haunts the moor around Baskerville Hall. Doyle is quite effective at evoking the bleakness of the moor. The dark aura of the setting is magnified by the folkloric evil of Hugo Baskerville: the ancestor whose sins are purported to have brought the curse of the hound upon his descendants.