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The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


Title: The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Genre: Fiction, literature, mystery, crime, detective fiction.
Country: U.K.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 1902.
Summary: In the 17th century Hugo Baskerville is killed by a vicious hell-hound. Generations later, Sir Henry Baskerville is found dead at the family estate, and the hound of legend is to blame. Can Holmes and Watson save the next Baskerville heir from an ancient curse before it’s too late? Sherlock Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess and is renowned for his skillful use of deductive reasoning, astute observation, and forensic skills to solve difficult cases, but will that be enough for a seemingly supernatural one?

My rating: 9/10.

♥ “We are coming now rather in the region of guesswork,” said Dr. Mortimer.

“Say, rather, into the region where we balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination, but we have always some material basis on which to start our speculations…”

♥ To all the world he was a man of violence, half animal and half demon; but to her he always remained the little wilful boy of her own girlhood, the child who had clung to her hand. Evil indeed is the man who has not one woman to mourn him.

♥ One of Sherlock Holmes’s defects - if, indeed, one may call it a defect - was that he was exceedingly loth to communicate his full plans to any other person until the instant of their fulfilment. Partly it came no doubt from his own masterful nature, which loved to dominate and surprise those who were around him. Partly also from his professional caution, which urged him never to take any chances. The result, however, was very trying for those who were acting as his agents and assistants.
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