Could the sudden death of Sir Charles Baskerville have been cause by the gigantic ghostly hound which is said to have haunted his family for generations? Arch-rationalist Sherlock Holmes characteristically dismisses the theory as nonsense. And, immersed in another case, he sends Watson to Devon to protect the Baskerville heir and observe the suspects at close hand.
With its atmospheric setting on the ancient, wild moorland and its savage apparition, 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' is one of the greatest crime novels ever written. Rationalism is pitted against the supernatural, good against evil, as Sherlock Holmes tries to defeat a foe almost his equal.