Sunday, January 30, 2011
The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Aurthur C. Doyle.
This is my favourite Sherlock Holmes adventure so far. There's a mysterious legend about a wild hound that haunts Baskerville Manor, but no one really believes in it...until Sir Charles is killed, with giant paw prints beside his body. Young Henry is the heir to Baskerville Manor, but Dr. Mortimer fears for his life and asks Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson to help out. What follows is a chilling adventure on the wild moors of England as Sherlock tries to find this hound and unravel the mystery...without getting killed in the process.
One of the best Sherlock Holmes stories, Doyle has woven a gothic mystery that will leave you guessing until the end.
Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Ps: I realize I was supposed to post on Friday, but it was very...hectic. So here it is now.