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THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

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Illyria present

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The original and greatest literary detective of them all, Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant Doctor Watson, tackle the most baffling case of their careers... An ancient curse hangs over the Baskerville family of Dartmoor: all are said to die a brutal death, the victim of a gigantic ghostly hound. When Sir Charles Baskerville meets an untimely end, the case is brought to the attention of Sherlock Holmes. But of what use is the famous detective's scientific reasoning when confronted with a purely supernatural case? With so little to go on, can he prevent the same fate befalling the young Sir Henry Baskerville? Why is someone systematically stealing Sir Henry's shoes? And how does a ghostly hound manage to leave vast paw-prints and other unwelcome evidence of its existence? As Watson rushes to Devon on the 8.49, an escaped convict roams the wastes of Dartmoor, and a distant howling is heard echoing in the moonlight. Illyria promises a night of chills and chuckles in equal measure! We welcome this globe trotting company to Great Torrington for the first time.

"Superb - accessible, pacy, entertaining and yet without any sense at all of dumbing down." THE INDEPENDENT