Der Hund der Baskervilles

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By Doug (Lindon, UT) · ★★★★☆ · February 17, 2008
My Grandpa Cannon loved this story, and he often told of a time when he went to see a "picture show" about the Hound of the Baskervilles. "It scared the willies out of me," he said, and then he and his friend had to part ways as my grandpa rode his bicycle home in the dark.

He was thinking about t... ...more
By Emily May (The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · November 26, 2012
It's hard to believe that I've never read Doyle's most famous Sherlock Holmes tale until now. I don't even know why I've been putting this off, the short stories that I've read about the well-known detective and his sidekick Dr Watson were pretty good but this little novel has remained on my "to... ...more
By Brad (Summerside, PE, Canada) · ★★★★★ · April 10, 2009
The ultimate tale of the ultimate Victorian hero, The Hound of the Baskervilles is a true masterpiece of the mystery genre, and quite possibly remains the finest mystery novel ever produced -- even if its first appearance was serialized in Strand Magazine.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's unforgettable h... ...more
By Terry (Toronto, ON, Canada) · ★★★☆☆ · March 20, 2013
_The Hound of the Baskervilles_ is probably one of the more famous cases of Sherlock Holmes and is also one of only four novel-length treatments of the cases of the great detective. It’s a solid story and is perhaps primarily of interest in the apparently supernatural element which lies at the he... ...more
By Jonathan (Melbourne, 07, Australia) · ★★★★★ · July 11, 2012

I am a big fan of any writer who is capable of creating powerful and memorable characters in literature. And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is no exception. His work on other books may also be quality but it is Sherlock Holmes who will always be remembered. And for good reason. The man is brilliant, ecce... ...more
By Geoff (Greenbelt, MD) · ★★★★★ · August 26, 2013
"Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stairs which is walking into your life, and you know not whether for good or ill."

What makes The Hound of Baskervilles not only the best Holmes novel I’ve read so far, but also the definitive gothic murder mystery, and, so... ...more
By Amanda (The United States) · ★★★★★ · December 18, 2007
I just finished teaching this book, and it gave me a new appreciation for the vocabulary and structure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I was a little nervous about teaching this to 6th graders, as the vocabulary is difficult, and the story is intricately woven together, and can be confusing for younge... ...more
By Shayantani (new delhi, India) · ★★★★★ · February 22, 2012
This is definitely my favorite Sherlock mystery. It has everything, Sherlock with his incorrigible behavior, Watson getting a bit limelight for a change, their interactions, horror, and mystery. ...more
By Elisa · ★★★☆☆ · April 19, 2011
"Per me il mistero più grande è come mai il cane, supponendo che tutte le nostre ipotesi siano corrette...".
"Io non suppongo".
(Watson e Holmes)

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By Richard (Leeds, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · August 12, 2014

A much better yarn than my previous outing of "A Study in Scarlet" with a more engaging plot and a lot of atmosphere which added to the whole experience. It seemed to me that this novel actually benefitted from Sherlock playing a smaller role so his overall impact was greater when he did s... ...more