“The Hound of the Baskervilles”

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Title: The Hound of the Baskervilles Collection: The Novels
Year published: 1901 (August) Year set in:
Mystery: Was a man really killed by a ghostly hound?
Apparent crime: Murder Actual crime: Shown below (possible spoiler)
Summary: The owner of Baskerville Hall dies of fright and people believe he was killed by a ghostly hound. Watson accompanies the new owner to the house to protect him.

Charles Baskerville, the owner of Baskerville Hall on Dartmoor, dies of heart failure while, it is believed, being pursued by a legendary ghostly hound. When the new owner, Henry Baskerville, arrives to take over, his doctor friend fears for his life and engages Holmes. Holmes sends Watson down to Devon with Baskerville to investigate the death and legend, and protect him.

Actual crime
Explanation (spoiler alert)

The ghostly hound was a real dog with phosphorous painted on its face. It belonged to Stapleton, actually a relation of Baskerville's who killed Charles and then planned to kill Henry so that he could inherit Baskerville Hall.

Quotations in this story (1)
"Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!"

Characters in this story (5)
Surname First name Title
Baskerville Henry Sir
Holmes Sherlock
Lestrade Inspector
Mortimer James Doctor
Watson John Doctor

Locations in this story (2)
Location Town/City County
221b Baker Street London
Baskerville Hall Dartmoor Devon

Other notes


Doctor James Mortimer Charles Henry Hugo Baskerville Dartmoor moor Devon Devonshire hound John Eliza Barrymore Frankland Lafter Jack Beryl Stapleton Grimpen Mires Princetown prison Charing Cross Wilson Cartwright Clayton spaniel Perkins Selden Merripit Lestrade Coombe Tracey Laura Lyons