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The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
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Published in 1901 and 1902,the Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the most famous and admired detective stories ever written.In the Hound of the Baskervilles, the old and noble Baskerville family is... More > threatened by a curse: "A great, black beast, shaped like a hound, yet larger than any hound that ever mortal eye has rested upon" terrorizes and kills any family member who comes to live at the Baskerville estate. As the story opens, the hound seems to have claimed his latest victim, Sir Charles Baskerville. Sir Charles's nephew, Henry, the new heir to the estate, is poised to take up residence the next day. A friend of the family, Dr. Mortimer, comes to consult the famous Sherlock Holmes in his rooms at 221b Baker Street, though he confesses he doesn't know if the case is more suitable "for a detective or a priest."< Less