The hound of the baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by sir arthur conan doyle featuring the detective sherlock holmesoriginally serialised in the strand magazine from august 1901 to april 1902 it is set largely on dartmoor in devon in englands west country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome diabolical hound of . When sir charles baskerville the most recent laird of the manor appears to have died as a result of an encounter with the hound sherlock holmes is called in by a family friend dr mortimer in an effort to protect the young american heir to the estate sir henry baskerville. We have to give consulting detective sherlock holmes props for this much he has a great sense of drama when the action of the hound of the baskervilles begins watsons inspecting a walking stick we find out later that the walking stick belongs to doctor mortimer but at the opening of the first . The hound of the baskervilles was the first movie that paired the great actor basil rathbone as sherlock holmes and nigel bruce as his bumbling yet lovable assistant dr watson the two actors embody the characters of holmes and watson and its a delight to see the interaction between the two. Of all the sherlock holmes tales written by sir arthur conan doyle the hound of the baskervilles one of the four novels remains the best known adding a dash of the supernatural to the great detectives adventures it is certainly one of the most dramatic and an obvious target for screen interpretation
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