"… the story is so fast-paced, with lots of unexpected twists … "
Most readers who enjoy detective stories have heard of Sherlock Holmes solving mysteries in London - after all, he resides in Baker Street and is very familiar with the city. However, in this story, published over a hundred years ago, Sherlock Holmes and his faithful friend and admirer Dr Watson travel to Devon. On Dartmoor, they visit the home of the Baskerville family because Sir Henry Baskerville has been found dead in his home, a frightened expression on his face, and with not many more clues to go by for the detective than the huge footprint of a dog nearby. The family has been plagued by apparitions of a huge dog for a long time, so this case becomes known as 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'.
It was hard for me to believe that a century has passed since this book was written as the characters are so plausible and likeable and the story is so fast-paced, with lots of unexpected twists in the story line. I lapped up the 212 pages of the book and wished it was longer! I was grateful that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave in to his fans, who demanded another Sherlock Holmes mystery and got this book, because otherwise I would not have been able to have these enjoyable hours. A definite 5/5 from me!