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The Hound of the Baskervilles: 08/02/16

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Ian Edginton

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Ian Edginton is the first of four graphic novel adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories. It's a good starting point for a reinterpretation as it's one of the longest of the mysteries, being novel length, rather than short story or novella, and it's the most memorable.

A print left by the hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock and Watson are called out to a lonely estate on the moor on word of a mysterious death. Lord Baskerville has been found dead with huge dog prints next to the body. Everyone believes he was brought down by a hell hound as part of a family curse. Sherlock, though, doesn't buy this story one bit and sets out to prove it's a hoax covering up a more pedestrian murder.

Ransom note

What really makes this adaptation is its use of color and it's inclusion of the moor as a character. The moor is a remote, dangerous place, perfectly capable of swallowing up people, especially those distracted by fear and superstition.

Five stars

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