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jemidar

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles -  Arthur Conan Doyle
Buddy read with Kim.

This is one of Holmes' more Gothic mysteries and I never tire of reading it. I can't remember how many times I've read it now but it must be at least three or four.

Holmes, the man of reason and science is asked to look into a death. A very mysterious death with supernatural overtones. There is a local superstition of a giant hound that kills the members of the Baskerville family.

Add to this a dark Gothic house on the edge of the eerie boggy moors, an assortment of odd characters living in the lonely isolation, as well as an escaped convict to complicate matters, and you have a wonderful atmospheric tale that keeps you turning the pages. An ideal read while safely tucked up in bed. Highly recommended.