‘They all agreed that it was a huge creature, luminous, ghastly and spectral.’
Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine, Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles follows the infamous Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson as they investigate the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville, whose dead body is found on the misty and desolate Devon moors.
The locals blame his death on the legend of the fearsome phantom hound that they claim has haunted the Baskerville family for generations. When the heir to the Baskerville fortune, Sir Henry, also comes under threat Holmes’ detective skills are put to the test as he battles to discover the truth behind the legend and to solve one of the most macabre mysteries of his career.
The study at 221b Baker Street, NW1
A weak man in thrall to a dangerous woman. Sherlock Holmes hatches a plan to save the reputation of one of the crowned heads of Europe. But is he on the right side? The weak man is revealed to be a foolish King and as for the dangerous woman... Well, she turns out to be not just a woman but... the woman.
The question is, will Holmes ever be the same again?
From Watson's Notebook, by John H. Watson, M. D.
Ask Mrs Hudson, by (Mrs) Martha Hudson
Screen of the Crime, by Kim Newman
Podcasting, by Lisa Cotoggio
A Breton Homecoming: Conclusion, by Peter James Quirk
The Perfesser and the Kid, by Roberta Rogow
A Business Proposition, by Janice Law
A King’s Ransom, by John M. Floyd
Running in Place, by J.E. Irvin
Letter of the Law, by J.P. Seewald
The Boscombe Valley Mystery, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
ART & CARTOONS:
Wolf Forrest (Front Cover)
Cartoon by Marc Bilgrey
As usual with the Sherlock Holmes stories it is very hard to say which are the best - but there are many stories here which would get the vote - ranging from The Boscombe Valley Mystery to the wonderful Adventure of Silver Blaze, from the Adventure of the Norwood Builder to A Case of Identity, but above to the uniquely strange and macabre Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb.
This Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by David Stuart Davies, and accompanying each tale are Sidney Paget's fantastic original illustrations from The Strand magazine.
Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
Sixteen original classic Sherlock Holmes adventures