Serialized in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 through April 1902, "The Hound of the Baskervilles" is the third of the Sherlock Holmes crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
"The Hound of the Baskervilles" is a brilliantly written mystery set on Dartmoor in Devon in England’s West Country in which a mythical beast is terrorizing the Baskerville family.
Dr. James Mortimer asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the death of his friend, Sir Charles Baskerville. Sir Charles was found dead on the grounds of his Devonshire estate, Baskerville Hall, and Mortimer now is concerned for Sir Charles’s nephew and sole heir, Sir Henry Baskerville, who is the new master of Baskerville Hall...
In "The Hound of the Baskervilles" Conan Doyle uncharacteristically emphasized the eerie setting and mysterious atmosphere rather than the hero’s deductive ingenuity. One of the all-time classic mysteries, the novel was hugely popular as readers rejoiced at the return of Sherlock Holmes.