ebooks     ebooks
ebooks ebooks ebooks
ebooks
new titles Top Stories Home support
ebooks
 
Advanced Search
ebooks ebooks
Fiction
 Alternate History
 Children
 Classic Literature
 Dark Fantasy
 Erotica
 Fantasy
 Historical Fiction
 Horror
 Humor
 Mainstream
 Mystery/Crime
 Romance
 Science Fiction
 Suspense/Thriller
 Young Adult
ebooks
Nonfiction
 Business
 Children
 Education
 Family/Relationships
 General
 Health/Fitness
 History
 People
 Personal Finance
 Politics/Government
 Reference
 Self Improvement
 Spiritual/Religion
 Sports/Entertainm't
 Technology/Science
 Travel
 True Crime
ebooks
Formats
 MultiFormat
 Secure eReaderebooks
Browse
 Authors
 Award-Winners
 Bestsellers
 eMagazines
 New eBooks 
 Publishers
 Recommendations
 Series List
 Short Stories
ebooks
Miscellany
 About Us
 Author Info
 Help/FAQs
 Publisher Info
  ebooks

HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99% of hacker crime.

Click on image to enlarge.

Hound: The Curse of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Classic Now With Werewolf Madness [MultiFormat]
eBook by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & Lorne Dixon

eBook Category: Horror/Classic Literature
eBook Description: Doctor Watson is dispatched to gloomy Dartmoor to investigate the savage murder of Sir Charles Baskerville--but even the great detective Sherlock Holmes could not anticipate the dark secrets they will uncover. A monster haunts the dark countryside that surrounds the Baskerville estate, a creature whose existence will challenge the rational beliefs at Holmes's core.

eBook Publisher: Coscom Entertainment, Published: 2010, 2010
Fictionwise Release Date: February 2010


1 Reader Ratings:
Great Good OK Poor


Chapter 1

Mr. Sherlock Holmes

Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late rising in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table. Never a well rested soul, the man known to the public as the greatest living consultant detective and more intimately as my closest friend, stared down at an empty teacup with a face full of strain and heartbreak. A fortnight had barely passed since word had come that his elder brother Mycroft, no less a legend in the enforcement of the law, had died. Holmes said nothing at the time, thanking the messenger with all the correct social gestures before retiring to his room. For two days he remained there, silent behind his chamber door, answering no private or professional calls, until he emerged on the third day. He went about his business, apologizing to his clients for his recent absence, but said nothing of the tragedy. To this day I do not know how Mycroft's end came, nor will I ever intrude with any questions on the matter. His brother's death was his concern alone and he wore it like a heavy mask.

I stood upon the hearth-rug and picked up the stick which our unseen visitor had left behind the night before. Until the discovery of the walking aid, neither Holmes nor I had any suspicion of a visitor at all. We had spent the previous evening at a memorial service for Holmes' brother and even he, usually so attentive to even the smallest detail, had returned with too much gloom in his thoughts to notice any sign of a late evening's calling. It was a fine, thick piece of wood, bulb-headed, of the sort which is known as a "Penang lawyer." Just under the head was a broad silver band nearly an inch across. "To James Mortimer, M.R.C.S., from his friends of the C.C.H.," was engraved upon it, with the date "1884." It was just such a stick as the old-fashioned family practitioner used to carry--dignified, solid, and reassuring.


Icon explanations:
Discounted eBook; added within the last 7 days.
eBook was added within the last 30 days.
eBook is in our best seller list.
eBook is in our highest rated list.

All pages of this site are Copyright © 2000- Fictionwise LLC.
Fictionwise (TM) is the trademark of Fictionwise LLC.
A Barnes & Noble Company

Bookshelf | For Authors | Privacy | Support | Terms of Use

eBook Resources at Barnes & Noble
eReader · eBooks · Free eBooks · Cheap eBooks · Romance eBooks · Fiction eBooks · Fantasy eBooks · Top eBooks · eTextbooks