Thursday, May 5, 2011
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Title: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Adult Murder/Mystery
Alerts/Warnings: Some intense suspenseful scenes
Premise: "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." (King County Library System)
Opinions: If you love murder, if you love suspense, then you should REALLY read this story. In classic Sherlock Holmes style, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle weaves a suspenseful tale of a curse that has haunted the family of Baskervilles for ages and has come back to haunt the current resident of Baskerville hall. The twists and turns are fantastic, the characters draw the reader in, and the written word is masterful. If you love mysteries then you should really read this story.