Sherlock Mondays: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Date / Time

  • June 24, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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We’re continuing our Sherlock Mondays Biblioventure with a special subscriber-only show for eight episodes.  

When Arthur Conan Doyle wrote “The Final Problem,” he had no intention of continuing to create more adventures for his detective. However, his readers (including his own mother) wanted more, so he resurrected Sherlock and Watson for an investigation of The Hound of the Baskervilles, a nine-part monthly serial in The Strand Magazine. Join us as we take a Biblioventure to Dartmoor where a strange diabolical hound haunts the moors, preying upon the heirs of Baskerville Hall. What will the logically reasoning Sherlock Holmes do when faced with a supernatural creature?  We’ll condense the story slightly into eight weekly episodes. Host Edward G. Pettit and a rotating group of cohosts (Meet the Cohosts) will have a conversational annotation about each story, providing context and insight about Doyle and his Hound. We also provide facsimile PDFs of the serial parts as they were originally published in The Strand. *  

The Rosenbach holds in its collection first editions of some of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books, including The Hound of the Baskervilles, as well as the handwritten manuscript of “The Adventure of the Empty House.”  Our founder Dr. Rosenbach was deeply committed to mystery and crime literature, corresponded with the famous Sherlockian and founder of the Baker Street Irregulars, Christopher Morley, and once purchased Doyle’s personal crime library.    

Our reading schedule

You can download each week’s reading separately below, or you can download all of them in this one pdf: pdf Hound Complete Strand Mag Aug 1901-Apr 1902

May 6 with cohosts Mark Jones and Paul M. Chapman from Doings of Doyle
Chapter 1: Mr. Sherlock Holmes
Chapter 2: The Curse of the Baskervillespdf Hound Strand Mag Aug 1901

May 13 with Anastasia Klimchynskaya
Chapter 3: The Problem
Chapter 4: Sir Henry Baskervillepdf Hound Strand Sept 1901

May 20 with Monica Schmidt
Chapter 5: Three Broken Threads
Chapter 6: Baskerville Hallpdf Hound Strand Oct 1901

May 27 with Steve Doyle of The Fortnightly Dispatch
Chapter 7: The Stapletons of Merripit House
Chapter 8: First Report of Dr. Watson
Chapter 9: The Light upon the Moorpdf Hound Strand Nov and Dec 1901

June 3 with Curtis Armstrong
Chapter 10: Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
Chapter 11: The Man on the Torpdf Hound Strand Jan 1902

June 10 with Scott Monty of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere
Chapter 12: Death on the Moor
Chapter 13: Fixing the Nets
Chapter 14: The Hound of the Baskervillespdf Hound Strand Feb and Mar 1902

June 17 with Mary Alcaro
Chapter 14 (con): The Hound of the Baskervilles
Chapter 15: A Retrospectionpdf Hound Strand Apr 1902

June 24 with Max Magee
The Legacy of the Hound

*All pdfs created from books digitized by Google and Strand cover images from The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia