I’m not the biggest fan of detective novels, but with Sherlock Holmes the thing is different. It is not the first time I read one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, but it is the first time I read it in Spanish. What better option than the edition of Alma Clásicos Ilustrados of The Hound of the Baskervilles?
In the Baskerville family there is a legend about a demon dog that claimed the life of the evil Hugo Baskerville a long time ago. After the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville and the rumours of the peasants in the area, the legend comes to life and endangers the survival of the last of the Barkerville heirs, Sir Henry.
Holmes and Watson face this mystery to try to unravel what seems like a paranormal case and thus save the life of their new friend.
About the edition
I think I’ve already told you about the classics that Alma is editing, but I’m going to do it again.
This is a thin book, a nouvelle rather. It is a beautiful edition in hard covers with a fabric bookmark and a brilliant illustration work carried out by Fernando Vicente.
As I have already told you, the stories about Sherlock Holmes are my weakness, but I especially liked this one.
It is a story in which Watson’s role is very relevant since he carries out part of the investigation on his own and, in addition, the possibility that the legend is true and that there is a paranormal component is considered.
It is a highly recommended book, both for the content and for the edition.