Another in Laurie King's acclaimed Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell series finds the sleuthing duo revisiting the eerie scene of one of Holmes' most celebrated cases.
Holmes is summoned back to Dartmoor by an old friend, who is disturbed by rumours of sightings of a ghostly carriage and a huge "devil dog" on the moor. When a body is found surrounded by oversize paw prints, it looks as if the Hound of the Baskervilles has returned once more.
Attempting to unravel the mystery, Holmes and Russell find themselves caught up in local legend, myth and folklore, as a devilish pattern begins to develop against the backdrop of the dark, forbidding Devonshire moor. Of course, events do have a real-world explanation, but it is one that combines more wild emotion, surprise and frightening suspense than any ghost story could.