Many critics think that the Hound of the Baskervilles is the most exciting and the best novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The master detective genre must once again prove his skills. In the swamps of Dartmoor is a mysterious beast hanging around who killed the Lord of Baskerville Hall and now also threatened the sole heir. Sherlock Holmes must solve this riddle... Umberto Eco was so inspired by this novel, that he called one of his characters (in "The Name of the Rose") William of Baskerville.
Is there is enigmatic and mysterious Hound of the Baskervilles really exist, or it lives in the imagination of superstitious residents only? Is it even a real threat for the heirs of Baskerville? Sherlock Holmes, who is agnostic to the bone, must reveal all his knowledge and extraordinary skills to be able to solve this sensual and fantastic case.
Probably Conan Doyle invented with Sherlock Holmes' and Dr. Watson's adventures the detective story as a genre. The other great writers toke lessons from Doyle's books, even so, gigantic figures in world literature as Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayer, and unforgettable Edgar Wallace.