I’ve been really busy and stressed at work with a couple of campaign deadlines on my plate and am always left with very little time to enjoy reading a book. Anyway, because of my hectic schedule it took me about two weeks to finish this book despite it having only about 170 odd pages or so. I was looking forward to reading The Hound of the Baskervilles. I mean, who doesn’t know the iconic character of Sherlock Holmes with his trench coat and cap and always smoking a pipe?
The Hound of the Baskerville is a great detective story. It starts with a visit from Dr. Mortimer, a friend of Sir Charles, who presented Holmes and Watson with a mystery of his dear friends’ death and the legend that surrounds the Baskerville family.
With the arrival of the heir of the estate, Sir Henry Baskerville, Dr. Mortimer fears for his safety and proceed to consult Holmes on whether it would be safe for Sir Henry to travel to the Baskerville estate which he inherited with the death of Sir Charles. Holmes of course advises his guests that it would be safe and requested Watson to follow the group to the estate located in Devonshire and this is when the suspense begins and the mystery unfolds.
The story line had exciting elements; a ghostly hound, an old family legend and mysterious death. I liked this book and thought that the plot was great and the suspense was kept at a consistent pace throughout the book. Good read despite my limited reading time. :P
Next book: The Inkheart Trilogy!