The Hound of Baskervilles author Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a British writer best recognized for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Formerly a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Then, he wrote over fifty short stories featuring the well-known detective. The Sherlock Holmes stories are usually considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
Doyle was a creative writer! His non-Sherlockian work include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger. Amusing stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. One of Doyle’s early short stories, “J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement”, helped to popularize the mystery of the Mary Celeste.
The Hound of Baskervilles Summary-
Sherlock Holmes is approached by Dr. Mortimer to help out in shielding the life of his best friend’s nephew. He is, that very day coming back to England from Canada. Mortimer’s friend, Sir Charles Baskerville, lately died and, the coroner lined it to be a natural death. But the Doctor knows he was being chased by a famous dog. “The Hound of the Baskervilles !” It has plagued the Baskerville family for years. Sir Henry Baskerville is Sir Charles’ successor and Mortimer is certain that he will not last long living on the moors at Baskerville Hall.
Never Has The Night Known A Beast Like This!
By now Sir Henry is already facing odd activities when a single boot is stolen at his hotel. Holmes dispatches his good friend Dr. Watson to go with the young man to the ancestral property while he attends to other matters in London. Once there, Sir Henry meets the beautiful Beryl Stapleton and her brother, John. The servants are acting weirdly and, when Watson catches one of them signaling to someone on the moor. He thinks he knows who might be involved. Holmes, who has been camouflaged as a tramp, has his own ideas, however, and the way out to the mystery lies in the Baskerville family history.