"The Hound Of The Baskervilles" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. .

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The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Berkley Publishing Group

174 pages

This book kept me always questioning and wondering. I could not put the book down. I have always loved Sherlock Holmes books. I greatly admire the great detective and his unnatural sleuthing abilities. Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and Sir Henry Baskerville were the main Characters of the book.

Sherlock Holmes is a world famous detective. He has a knack for deducting conclusions from small details, which make his detective abilities almost seem unnatural. In this story he did not share everything he knew with Watson until the end. I think he was giving Watson an opportunity to figure it out on his own.

Dr. Watson is Mr. Holmes' assistant. He strives hard to impress Mr. Holmes. He is a lot of help to Sherlock Holmes in this story. He plays a big role in the outcome of this story.

Because of Mr. Holmes' apsents he takes the lead role in solving the crime in this story.

Sir Henry Baskerville became the heir to the Baskerville fortune when his uncle Sir Charles Baskerville died of a heart attack. The events surrounding Sir Charles Baskerville's death make Sir Henry fear for his life. Sir Henry is described as being a young man with a quick mind. He also shows a lot of bravery in this story. Because of Mr. Holmes' apsents he becomes Dr. Watson's assistant in solving the mystery.

This story took place in London in the 1800's. The story mainly takes place in or around Baskerville Hall. The crime was committed in the famous yew alley of Baskerville Hall. Baskerville Hall is depicted as being a gloomy, dark, mysterious place. The 19th century atmosphere is shown in the cobblestone streets and the mode of transportation,