Synopsis: Join world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his ever-loyal sidekick Dr. Watson as they embark on a daring adventure.
The Baskerville family of Dartmoor live under an appalling curse. They are haunted by a monstrous hound that has sent many of them to an early grave. Can our legendary sleuth save Sir Henry Baskerville before the hound strikes again?
This thrilling tale has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by award-winning children’s fiction author Alex Woolf, it will delight bright young things aged 7+.
Release Date: 1st July 2022
Genres: Mystery, Middle Grade, Crime, Animal’s, Phantoms, Legends, Classics, Historical, Children’s Classics,
Thank you so much to Arcturus and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.
Review: This is one of my favourite Sherlock Holmes stories, every time I read this one I love it. I think one thing I love about it is that Watson is effectively left to take the reins of the case and to care for the soon to be victim whilst Holmes is elsewhere.
I love the creepy legend of the Baskerville hound, that kills people out of sheer fear. I love that I forget every time who the villains actually are and that I get to solve them again and again, I love piecing this story together because it’s such an unusual and unique case.
It’s really eerie with the moors, one step too far and your sucked in, that and the hound and the hiding criminals of the moors it makes this whole mystery that much more mysterious. You are creeped out, intrigued and fascinated all at the same time. You are trying to solve a case that isn’t easy to solve but is fun to try too.
There is so much that happens in this particular story and it’s really fascinating. I loved the illustrations throughout, I really love that aspect of these particular books.
About Transcriber: Alex Woolf is an award-winning author of over 200 books, both fiction and non-fiction, for middle grade, YA and adults. His non-fiction encompasses a whole variety of subjects, from science and the natural world to politics and social issues, but his favourite subject is history. His ‘History of the World’ has sold over 100,000 copies in the English-speaking world and been translated into seven different languages since it first appeared in 2008.
Alex is a regular author for Fiction Express, online publishers of interactive stories for schools. He writes a chapter a week, and children vote on how the story should continue. Fiction Express is read by 150,000 students from 20 countries. He has won Fiction Express awards for his stories ‘Mystery at Moon Base One’ and ‘Cosmo Mars and the Vanishing Woman’. He was also shortlisted for the Falkirk Red Book Award for his horror novel ‘Soul Shadows’. His fiction writing credits also include a science fiction trilogy, ‘Chronosphere’, The Shakespeare Plot, about Tudor spies, and a steampunk series, Iron Sky. His Victorian supernatural thriller Aldo Moon was one of Lovereading4kids’ books of the year.
His adult fiction includes the psychological thriller Mr Jones, published by Indie Novella. He is co-author of a comic ‘novel-in-emails’, Work in Progress, published by Unbound. For more details, visit his website at alexwoolf.co.uk