The Hound of the Baskervilles book review

The Hound of the Baskervilles book review: A legendary curse has apparently claimed one more victim. Sherlock Holmes is called to examine.

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The Book

This novel is one of the most enduringly popular of the Sherlock Holmes stories, which brought significant financial and publishing success.

With a brilliant plot and rich, immersive atmosphere, The Hound of the Baskervilles book’s detective story was already a classic. A thrilling tale of suspense, today, the book is considered the best detective novel ever written.


Sir Charles Baskerville is dead with no signs of violence, but showing a terrified face. The word is that a hideous and devilish hound-like beast had torn out the throat of Hugo Baskerville years before.

Has the ghostly demon attacked again? More importantly, is Sir Henry Baskerville in danger now?

Sherlock Holmes is summoned to protect the noble from the fate that has been threatening the Baskerville family.

The Hound of the Baskerville was first published as a series in The Strand Magazine in 1901 to, eight months later, appear as a book on store shelves.


The Hound of the Baskervilles book encouraged Conan Doyle to return to writing Holmes stories after he had killed the legendary detective at the end of “The Final Problem,” published in 1894.



The creepy atmosphere and suspenseful plot twists have made Hound one of our favorites of the Sherlock Holmes canon.



The Author

Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, one of the most famous British writers, became noted for creating Sherlock Holmes and for his detective fiction. (read mini-bio)


The Book Review

hound of the baskervilles book

In investigation thriller, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson face the mystery of a legendary hound who kills Baskerville’s family members, a curse into which Holmes and Dr. Watson are not buying.

After the death of Charles Baskerville from pure terror, the legend gets loud and the heir of the state, Hugo Baskerville, asks for Holmes’ help to solve the mystery involving his uncle’s death.

As the investigating duo begin to examine the case, a blood-chilling howl from the foggy outskirts that surround the place signals that danger is creeping about; The mythical hound is preparing for another attack.


Doyle majestically handles all the relationship between the characters and the unexpected and providential appearance of Holmes to just prevent another crime is superb.


If you enjoy reading mystery stories and detective fiction, this novel is for you. Don’t miss this classic among mystery stories. The Hound of the Baskervilles book is very entertaining and with surprising twists on the plot.


Recommended for Adults, Teenagers and Kids.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles, book Book Cover The Hound of the Baskervilles, book
A Penguin Classics Hardcover
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Classic Young Adults Horror Investigation Mystery
Penguin Classics (many other available)
September 28, 2010
kindle, hardcover, paperback, audible, mass market paperback
240 (hardcover)
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Book "The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
All ages mature enough to follow the plot and not get scared by the spectral hound.

2 thoughts on “The Hound of the Baskervilles book review

  • 2017-05-30 at 12:21 pm

    This is a fantastic classic from Conan Doyle! I remember reading it several during my “teenager days”. This post reminded me of those times. Anyway, The Hound of Bakersville is one of the favorite books I’ve ever read. Thanks for the nostalgic post. Bruno

    • 2017-05-30 at 8:05 am

      Thanks for sharing your input, Bruno. Cheers!


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