Out of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fruitful canon of 58 short
stories, and 3 novella length adventures, there is only one full length novel featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, of Baker Street
fame: The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had not written about Sherlock Holmes
in eight years, having killed off the character in the 1893 story "The
Final Problem". Although The Hound of the Baskervilles is set before the
latter events, two years later Conan Doyle would bring Holmes back for good,
explaining in "The Adventure of the Empty House" that Holmes had
faked his own death.
His ideas came from the legend of Richard Cabell (d.1677),
of Brook Hall, in the parish of Buckfastleigh, Devon
which was the fundamental inspiration for the Baskerville tale of a hellish
hound and a cursed country squire. Squire Richard Cabell lived for hunting and
was what in those days was described as a 'monstrously evil man'. Moreover, Devon
's folklore includes tales of a fearsome
supernatural dog known as the Yeth hound that Conan Doyle may have heard.
Join Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, David Abbot, and Caledonia
Skytower as they begin this six part series. Teleport to the 221B Baker Street Arena,
now in residence in the Holly S'Kai Box from