A Study in Scarlet + The Hound of the Baskervilles: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Two classic Sherlock Holmes' tales in a leather bound volume!
A Study in Scarlet
"From the moment Dr John Watson takes lodgings in Baker Street with the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, he becomes intimately acquainted with the bloody violence and frightening ingenuity of the criminal mind.
In A Study in Scarlet , Holmes and Watson's first mystery, the pair are summoned to a south London house where they find a dead man whose contorted face is a twisted mask of horror. The body is unmarked by violence but on the wall a mysterious word has been written in blood.
The police are baffled by the crime and its circumstances. But when Sherlock Holmes applies his brilliantly logical mind to the problem he uncovers a tragic tale of love and deadly revenge . . ."
The Hound of the Baskervilles
"When Dr. Mortimer visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in their rooms in Baker Street, he brings a centuries-old account of the death of the debauched and ruthless Sir Hugo Baskerville, allegedly killed by a diabolical hound. Dr. Mortimer’s friend and neighbor, Sir Charles Baskerville, recently died under circumstances that suggest that this ancient curse on the family persists. Mortimer is concerned for the safety of the Canadian heir, Sir Henry Baskerville, who is to arrive in London the next day en route to the Baskerville estate in Devon. Mortimer also describes the few neighbors on the moor, a group consisting of Mr. Stapleton, Miss Stapleton, Mr. Frankland, and Mr. Frankland’s daughter.
Arriving with Mortimer the next day, Sir Henry shows Holmes a note warning him to stay away from Baskerville Hall, and Holmes discovers evidence that his visitors were followed. Although Holmes is intrigued by the problem, he says that he has other obligations to honor first, so it is agreed that Watson will go to Baskerville Hall as companion, observer, and protector. From the Hall, Watson writes Holmes regularly and in detail about everything he learns and observes."