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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must for sherlock fans young and old
well scripted, murder mystery
keeps you wanting to read more.
If youve never read about holmes and watson this is a must.
Published 9 months ago by Antiope

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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
This book is alright but has a slow start. By the end though it gets very exiting. It is definitely on for older ones.
Published 12 months ago by Josh Young


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5.0 out of 5 stars a must for sherlock fans young and old, 28 Jan 2014
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well scripted, murder mystery
keeps you wanting to read more.
If youve never read about holmes and watson this is a must.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book, two of my children read it aged ..., 13 July 2014
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great book, two of my children read it aged 10 and 12, when they were done i read it very good book
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5.0 out of 5 stars A national treasure., 12 July 2014
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Just had to re-read it, as was down on Dartmoor, went to the exhibition in the Princetown public Information building. Not aged at all, short enough to get into and finish in an afternoon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 4 July 2014
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A very intriguing detective case and one which I do not believe can be compared to any other story. It's in a league of its own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic detective fiction, never bettered, 19 Jun 2014
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In my opinion, amongst the top ten detective stories ever written. Splendid cast of characters, headed by Mr Sherlock Holmes, a wonderful sense of place, a beautifully structured slow-burn plot and a thrilled demouement.

However, the layout of this Kindle copy has a fault: the document near the begining, which I think is given in italics or another font in the print copy, is split into widely separated lines like a piece of modern free verse, and this makes it very hard to read. As it is crucial to the rest of the plot, this is a serious problem.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book club choice, 18 April 2014
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Enjoyed re-reading. Not as frightening as remembered, perhaps because am much older now. Some clues were very obvious and Dr Watson seemed a bit clueless
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read, 5 Mar 2014
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Well, if you are looking for an all action book, this isn't the one for you. However if you are looking for a story with a slow build up, this is it.

The story started off with Sherlock and Dr Watson discussing a stick left behind by their visitor and so they began surmising his profile based on various clues engraved on a stick he left behind. Shortly after, they received a visit from a Dr James Mortimer, who presented a manuscript given to him by Sir Charles Baskerville, whose sudden death stirred up great excitement in Derbyshire. It contained the statement of a certain legend which runs in the Baskerville family. It all began with Hugo Baskerville, who fell in love with a young maiden who did not return his favour, so he set about removing her forcibly from her home and brought her to his home. While he was in a state of intoxication she escaped and in anger he set after her, with his hounds. As a result the maiden fell to her death out of fear and fatigue but that wasn't the most terrifying scent. It was the body of Hugo Baskerville, standing over him was a huge black hound tearing his throat out and because of his actions it has plagued his family ever since.

Now the next in line to inherit Baskerville Hall is Mr Henry Baskerville and Mr Mortimer is concerned he too will meet a tragic end. An appointment was arranged to meet with Henry, who is the last of the Baskerville and so the events began to take shape, with a missing boot and impersonation.

The story moved on with Dr Watson travelling to Derbyshire with Holmes staying behind in London. Watson was to report back to Sherlock about anything pertinent to the case.
The events of the story is told through Dr Watson and his correspondents to Holmes. So the majority of the story is told through Watson. His description of the moors add depth and atmosphere. We are introduce to some of the secondary characters, who play a pivotal role in the story but unaware of the bigger picture. It's only until the last few chapters we begin to see the events coming together and leading up to a climax. The story might be slow but its worth reading to the end. So if you are not already familiar with Sherlock Holmes, you will be pleasantly surprised.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 12 Dec 2013
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Very well written book. I am currently studying it at GCSE but I intend to read more of Sherlocks adventures in the future! It is very easy to get into and has a good ending. I would recommend it to a friend :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The hound of the Baskervilles, 21 Nov 2013
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Probably the best detective story ever written Doyle at his best, has all the red herrings as usual and unless you have seen the films you probably would never guess who did it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellently written page turner, 17 Nov 2013
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Despite its age, it remains a classic whodunnit. Thestyle in which it is written adds to teh story and its description of dartmoor is so true.
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