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Hound of the Baskervillesby Arthur Conan, Sir Doyle
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The curse of the Baskervilles began in the 17th Century, when Sir Hugo swore he would give his soul to possess the beautiful daughter of a yeoman. He captured her, but she escaped. He saddled his horse and chased the girl over the moors until she dropped dead from exhaustion . . . and then a black hell-hound appeared, with eyes like fire, and ripped out Hugo's throat.
Now, years later, the Hound has returned. Already it has caused the death of Hugo's descendant, Sir Charles Baskerville. Can Sherlock Holmes stop the curse before it claims Henry Baskerville, the heir of Sir Charles?
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the tale of an ancient curse suddenly given a terrifying modern application. The grey towers of Baskerville Hall and the wild open country of Dartmoor hold many secrets for Holmes and Watson to unravel. The detective is contemptuous of supernatural manifestations, but the reader will remain perpetually haunted by the hound from the moor.
About the Author
Laurie R. King is the author of twelve crime novels, including Folly and Justice Hall. Her 1998 novel, The Moor, the fourth in a series featuring Sherlock Holmes and a young sleuth named Mary Russell, was inspired in part by The Hound of the Baskervilles. She lives in the hills over Monterey Bay, in northern California.
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